Tag: Gov. Eric Greitens

Parson calls for unity and a fresh start in first address

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s 57th governor took over the office in a time of turmoil in the state, but Governor Mike Parson’s hope is to bring unity back to the state. With the statewide officeholders, Cabinet members, the Missouri Supreme Court and members of Congress looking on, Parson spoke to the legislature in a special joint session for the first time. “I stand before you at a difficult time for our state,” Parson said. “During […]

AGO: Unredacted Stipulation constitutes an open record under the Sunshine Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The full, unredacted version of the agreement St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner struck with then-Gov. Eric Greitens is an open record under the Sunshine Law, Missouri Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday. The statement came as a response to Gardner’s request for a legal opinion after several media requests for the unredacted version. Gardner wrote a letter to Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday asking if the records should be […]

St. Louis County attorneys remain persistent in Confide lawsuit against former Gov. Eric Greitens

Though he officially vacated the office of governor Friday, Eric Greitens’ legal troubles are far from over. Two St. Louis County attorneys are pushing forward on what they say is the now former governor’s violation of the state’s open records laws. Mark Pedroli and Ben Sansone are neighbors in the city of Des Peres who first teamed up to fight a development proposal in their neighborhood back in 2016. When Sansone and Pedroli requested a trial […]

Greitens’ resignation part of deal with St. Louis circuit attorney to drop felony computer tampering charge

PHOTO: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announces she will drop the felony computer tampering charges against Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday at Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced Wednesday she has reached an agreement to drop the pending felony computer tampering charge against Gov. Eric Greitens in exchange for his resignation. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced from his office in Jefferson City that he would step down […]

Hafner stands by previous testimony, talks of Greitens conversion to a Republican

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Testifying publically under oath, Michael Hafner said he stands by everything he said previously. The former staffer for Gov. Eric Greitens has said that he had conversations with the campaign about concealing donors, his advice to form a campaign committee was disregarded. In his second time testifying to the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, Hafner was asked questions by the now-ten member committee for more than four hours. On Tuesday, […]

BREAKING: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announces resignation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican Governor Eric R. Greitens is stepping down from office amidst multiple investigations concerning sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations, though he maintains his innocence. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced that he would leave office effective Friday, June 1, elevating current Lt. Gov. Mike Parson to the vacant seat. “Today I am announcing that I will resign as Governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m.,” Greitens […]

Greitens team must comply with House subpoenas, judge rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri judge has ruled that the “dark money” group A New Missouri should comply with a House-issued subpoena. Less than one week after hearing arguments from House counsel and the attorney for A New Missouri and the campaign committee Greitens for Missouri, Judge Jon Beetem issued a six-page ruling Tuesday morning ordering the two entities to produce the documents that had been requested by Rep. Jay Barnes and the House […]

Watkins testifies; Barnes, Dowd argue about K.S. testimony

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a hearing that started out contentious and maintained a level of animosity, Al Watkins said he is under the impression the large sum of cash he received came from a “wealthy, out-of-state Republican,” but he doesn’t actually know the source and “didn’t give a rat’s ass.” The House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight had a public hearing Thursday morning that last more than three hours before they broke for lunch […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens signs SCR 49

Today, Governor Eric Greitens signed SCR 49, which moves the referendum on a Freedom to Work law from the November general election to the August primary ballot Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Missouri is open for business. With strong conservative reforms like Freedom to Work, we’ve been able to help create more jobs and higher pay. Today, the unemployment rate in the state of Missouri is the lowest that it has been in seventeen years. […]

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 […]