Tag: boards and commissions

Governor’s commissioners pass draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the rescheduled Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) meeting Friday, six men voted in an executive suite at the Holiday Inn to support a draft motion to not issues tax credits for FY2019. Over an estimated 150-200 people, ranging from tax credit housing residents, lawmakers, and stakeholders looked on as only Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis City, spoke more than briefly about what tax credits meant to […]

Greitens’ attempt to oust Board of Education commissioner flounders in tied vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a stunning turn of events, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received a loss in his attempt to supplant the current Board of Education commissioner in the Show-Me State. “I look forward to the focus returning to educating our children,” Commissioner Vandeven said.More than 50 superintendents from across the state attending the Jefferson City meeting on Tuesday to protest and show support for Vandeven, all of whom celebrated in the hallways with […]

Driskell resignation gives Greitens fifth seat to appoint on Board of Education

BY MICHAEL LAYER JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joe Driskill announced he will be resigning from the Missouri Board of Education (BOE) on November 9. Governor Eric Greitens has faced heavy resistance from the BOE as three candidates have withdrawn from consideration and he has been trying to replace Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Driskill’s resignation allows Greitens the opportunity to have five appointments to the eight-person board. Joe Driskill In Driskill’s resignation letter, he said that he […]

Greitens’ task force calls for elimination of more than 400 gubernatorial appointments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens released the report put forth by the task force assigned to look into the state’s more than 200 boards and commissions, and the recommendations are calling for significant cuts. In the report issued Wednesday, Nov. 1, the task force recommends consolidating a number of the boards and commissions into larger, broader overseeing entities, and in the process, eliminating more than 400 gubernatorial appointments. Currently, more than three-fourths of the […]