Author: Alisha Shurr

Judge seals discovery letter in criminal case against Greitens

A discovery letter from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorneys has been sealed on a judge’s orders. “Discovery letter dated April 19, 2018 from the circuit attorney office to Mr. Garvey and Mr. Martin is hereby ordered sealed and raised to a security level of 9,” ordered Judge Michael Mullen. It is unclear what the letter sent to James Martin and John Garvey from Kim Gardner’s office contains. The security […]

White House is taking Greitens situation ‘very seriously’

The situation surrounding the Missouri governor is “very concerning” and the White House is taking it “very seriously,” according to President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. During the daily press briefing on Friday, a reporter asked Sanders if the President had received the letter three Republican state Senators had sent him and what his response is. “I don’t have an official response at this time,” Sanders answered. “but certainly that is something that […]

General Assembly leadership calls for resignation, Senate wishes to begin impeachment

Greitens says he will not resign, court will prove his innocence JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The leadership of both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly has called for the embattled-governor to take responsibility for his actions and to step down from his position. The Senate President Pro Tem took it one step further calling for impeachment proceedings to begin. Following the news that the state’s Attorney General has evidence to support another felony charge against […]

Greitens’ attorney asks for AG recusal in veterans charity investigation, Hawley calls request ‘frivolous’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorney is urging Missouri’s Attorney General to recuse his office from the investigation into The Mission Continues, according to The Associated Press. Attorney General Josh Hawley called the request “frivolous.” The Associated Press is reporting that according to a letter written Monday that they obtained, attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. claims that Josh Hawley’s investigation is “clearly compromised” because he has “predetermined the guilt of his own […]

Legislators stress need to be involved to medical students

Hundreds of aspiring doctors and doctors in Jefferson City for Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Day JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 200 osteopathic physicians, medical students, advocates, industry leaders, and lawmakers joined forces in Jefferson City on Wednesday for Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Day. “We use this day, not only to raise awareness of the profession but to help raise medical student’s awareness of public policy issues and legislative issues that will affect them later in […]

A few Twitter accounts working overtime in defense of governor ahead of trial, report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the lead up to the release of the report from Missouri House committee investigating the sitting governor, and with a little over a month until Gov. Eric Greitens is on trial, a few Twitter accounts are working overtime. JusticeWarrior, an account that is barely a month old, spent Tuesday attacking the credibility of Rep. Jay Barnes and the special investigative committee. So the thing to watch for is not only […]

First Lady breaks silence on scandal, disputes timeline of mistress’ ex-husband

Missouri’s First Lady also receives ISA book award for ‘Dictators and Their Secret Policy’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For the first time since the affair between Gov. Eric Greitens and his hairdresser became public knowledge in January, Sheena Greitens has directly addressed the allegations against her husband. In a letter to the House investigative committee obtained by the Washington Examiner, Missouri’s First Lady says she was stalked by the now ex-husband of the governor’s mistress and […]

House perfects Haahr’s tax overhaul bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Over the course of four hours, the Missouri House made legislation to overhaul Missouri’s tax code their own as more than ten amendments were added to Rep. Elijah Haahr’s bill. The House Speaker Pro Tem’s legislation, if passed, lowers the corporate tax rate from 6.25 percent to 5 percent and the individual income tax rate for most Missourians from 5.9 percent to 5 percent. HB 2540 also aims to provide funding […]

AG issues subpoena to Facebook seeking answers on data sharing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has issued an investigative subpoena to Facebook in a wide-ranging probe seeking answers to the sharing and tracking of consumers’ user data. The investigation — coming on the heels of reports that Cambridge Analytica gained access to 50 million Facebook users’ personal data — will look into whether the social-media giant violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The civil investigative demand issued by the Attorney General’s […]

Laborers from around the state rally against right-to-work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several hundred workers from around the Show-Me State gathered in front of the Capitol to show solidarity against right-to-work or right-to-work-for-less, as the labor workers called it. The Missouri State Building and Construction Trades Council organized the “Rally for the Middle Class” in Jefferson City on March 28, 2018. The enthused-crowd heard from a multitude of speakers including Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh, Rep. Clem Smith, Sen. Jake Hummel, State Auditor […]