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Barnes urges state to withhold payment for Greitens’ two impeachment attorneys

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri taxpayers should not be on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees for two attorneys hired to hold potential impeachment proceeding, according the chairman of the panel investigating then-Governor Eric Greitens. In a letter sent to Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman on June 11 Rep. Jay Barnes states that Greitens should be held liable for the bills of the lawyers he used for his own personal purposes. […]

Jackson County prosecutor declines to file new charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will not file criminal invasion of privacy charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Baker stated that her office did not have sufficient evidence to consider filing new charges in the Greitens case and that corroborating evidence for an invasion of privacy case was still missing. “I’m frustrated, but I also believe this is the right decision based on the facts and the law that we […]

Pedroli argues Greitens leaving office doesn’t absolve him of alleged crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In less than two weeks, a judge will hear arguments on whether or not to compel answers from the Office of the Governor on “basic” question on the use of a message destroying app. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem scheduled a hearing on a motion of compel for June 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the open records and record retention lawsuit against then-Gov. Eric Greitens in his official capacity […]

Farmer, sheriff, lawmaker and now, governor: Parson takes the reins

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new chapter in Missouri’s history book has begun with the swearing in of Mike Parson as the 57th Governor of the Show-Me State. “Public service is a privilege and it is truly an honor to serve as Missouri’s 57th governor. My pledge to all Missourians is to work hard each and every day, to bring honor, integrity, and transparency to the governor’s office,” said Parson during his swearing-in ceremony. The 62-year-old Republican […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 16, 2017

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This Week in the Governor’s office has been dominated by Governor Eric Greitens’ trip to the U.K. and Switzerland. While in Europe, he has made several judicial appointments as well as meeting with senate and house leaders about restoring cuts that would take $35 million from elderly and disabled Missourians. On Monday, he officially left for the U.K. and Switzerland less than two weeks after returning from a […]

50,000 more drug disposal pouches donated to Mo. to fight opioid epidemic

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On Monday, Governor Eric Greitens announced 50,000 more drug disposal pouches have been donated from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. The pouches are free for the public and designed for prescription drug users to be able to sustainably dispose of their excess drugs to prevent a possible addiction. They are distributed at Walmarts and given to Missouri law enforcement. Since their announcement in October of last year, the company says that […]