Author: Alisha Shurr

Washington University looking into how Greitens used grant funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Testimony in the House committee’s investigation is causing a private university to look into how Gov. Eric Greitens used grant money he was awarded. Washington University in St. Louis became aware of the potential misuses of fund following the public release of the second report from the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight along with hundreds of pages of source documents and testimony. Former Greitens aide Danny Laub told the Attorney […]

General Assembly votes to get government out of people’s hair

Dogan’s hair braiding bill passes out of legislature JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Hair braiders in Missouri will no longer be required to undergo 1,500 hours of training under legislation given final approval on Tuesday. Rep. Shamed Dogan’s HB 1500, one of the first bills passed out of the House this session, came back to the lower chamber with some tweaks from the Senate. After a 137-11 vote by the House, the bill — which has […]

Judge denies Greitens’ restraining order against Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Cole County judge has permanently denied Governor Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley. In a two-page judgment issued Friday afternoon, Judge Jon Beetem said Greitens “failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted” and that he “is not entitled to a temporary restraining order.” The Republican governor filed for an order to restraining Hawley and his office from investigating him, just […]

Richardson says ‘a majority of Republicans’ have signed petition for special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Speaker Todd Richardson said he expects to have enough signatures to call a special legislative session, but is giving no hard numbers. The petition is in the second week of collection effort and needs three-fourths of the members in each chamber to sign. The session would be dedicated to determining the fate of embattled Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. “We’ve made significant progress this week and we’ve begun discussions with the minority […]

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 […]