Category: Legislature

Under oath, Faughn answers committee questions, reiterates the money was his

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “It was my money,” Scott Faughn testified under oath to the House investigative committee. Al Watkins has previously said he thought the money came from an out-of-state Republican donor. After the hearing, which lasted more than three hours, Ed Dowd, Gov. Eric Greitens personal attorney, questioned the reliability of both individuals and stated he does not believe Faughn is the source of the money. Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri […]

Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Under the rules adopted by the House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, his defense will not get the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in a public setting. That doesn’t mean cross-examination won’t be in the official records. The Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is currently workings its way through reading more than 700 pages of testimony by KS, or Witness 1 in the House report — the unnamed woman who had an […]

Hours of testimony of Greitens’ former mistress to be read into committee record

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The House investigative committee will spend the majority of the week reading into the record hours of testimony of Gov. Eric Greitens’ former mistress including the defense’s cross-examination. Intermittent will be testimony by Scott Faughn and Al Watkins. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office has supplied the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight with roughly 730 pages of testimony of Witness 1, or KS — the unnamed woman who alleges Greitens took […]

First Lady applauds passage of foster care and adoption reform legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — First Lady Sheena Greitens is pleased with some of the work done by legislators this session, which she believes will have a positive impact for Missouri’s foster care and adoption systems. Greitens on Monday posted a statement on social media regarding the passage of SB 819 and SB 800, two bills dealing with those particular topics that managed to pass both chambers before Friday’s deadline. The legislation would enact a number […]

UPDATED: Jackson County prosecutor agrees to serve as special prosecutor in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case, Gardner blocked from case

PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Jackson County prosecutor Jean […]

RELEASE: PROMO celebrates no anti-LGBT bills moving or passing in Missouri

JEFFSON CITY, Mo. — The 2018 Missouri Legislative Session had the fewest number of anti-LGBT bills filed in recent years. Plus, this was also the first time in years that no blatantly LGBT discriminatory bills have even received a hearing. Here is a list of anti-LGBT bills that did not move this session. The language of the two anti-transgender bills included restricting public restroom or school restroom use by transgender individuals. These bills are and […]

Clayton Plan Commission to take first step toward considering renovation of Adzick Field

PHOTO: An artist’s rendering of the proposed updates to Adzick Field at Shaw Park in Clayton. A local architect is pitching an alteration and exterior renovation of Clayton High School’s Adzick Field that would transform the 195,000 square-foot site into a multi-use facility replete with synthetic turf and additional updates to the entire facility. The multi-purpose artificial turf field will allow Adzick Field to host a number of high school athletic events, including baseball, softball and field hockey, according […]

Hawley says Governor’s office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys, Greitens spokesman disagrees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Josh Hawley has some thoughts on the hiring of taxpayer-funded attorneys to defend Governor Eric Greitens’ Office in impeachment proceedings. In a letter to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Hawley said that the Governor’s Office “lacks authority to retain private counsel to participate in connection with any adversarial proceeding without the Attorney General’s consent.” In simpler terms, the office is not authorized to hire private legal counsel without permission from […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen delay vote to put reversal of ward reduction on April ballot

Supporters of a bill that would put the reversal of a voter-approved plan to reduce the number of wards in the city on the ballot in 2019 decided not to take a vote during the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meeting Friday. Despite a plan to reduce the number of wards in St. Louis from 28 to 14 that was passed by city voters six years ago, some city aldermen are not so keen on […]

Cole County prosecutor will not file criminal charges against Greitens

The Cole County prosecutor announced Friday he would not file criminal charges against Governor Eric Greitens after being contacted by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office. In a press release, Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark A. Richardson said he would not be seeking charges against the embattled Republican governor relating to alleged campaign finance violations. Richardson “This office has been provided by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office about that agency’s investigation into the Governor’s gubernatorial campaign,” […]