Tag: Gov. Eric Greitens

Uncertainty surrounds legal defense as a lobbyist gift from former ‘at no cost’ attorneys

Dowd Bennett exited as the defense for the Governor on a lawsuit against the Governor for using a message-deleting app to conduct state business last week, but not before they registered as lobbyists for Eric Greitens himself – while conducting a pro bono, or “at no cost,” defense. In January 2017, after being sworn in as Missouri’s 56th Governor, Greitens went upstairs to the second-floor office and immediately signed his first order of business, an executive […]

Barnes confirms subpoenas have been used in Greitens’ investigation

Transcription of meetings to be released after the conclusion of the investigation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Detailed information regarding the progress of the House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens is being tightly restricted, with Rep. Jay Barnes providing an update without giving any substantive information away. He would not disclose how many witnesses had been interviewed, who has been interviewed, who will be interviewed, or if the probe has been expanded. He did confirm that the […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Announces New Job Training Opportunities for Students

Today Governor Eric Greitens announced the investment of nearly $3.6 million in discretionary federal funding to expand and develop new Registered Apprenticeship programs across the state. The Governor visited North Central Missouri College in Trenton to visit with students in the program and discuss the impact of these apprenticeships. In Registered Apprenticeship Programs, students begin working from day one. The programs combine structured learning with on-the-job training under the supervision of a trade professional. The […]

Gravis polling shows tight senate race, Greitens disapproval at 50%

Nonpartisan research firm Gravis Marketing did a random hybrid survey of 931 registered voters in Missouri from March 5-7. The margin of error was ±3.2. Gravis used interactive voice responses and an online panel of cell phone users, weighted by demographics. The poll was paid for by Gravis Marketing. The poll assessed statewide performance and approval, including the scandal-plagued Gov. Eric Greitens, who has an approval rating of 34 percent. 36 percent of those polled strongly disapproved of his […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens orders flags to half-staff to honor officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Governor Eric Greitens has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties be flown at half-staff on Monday, March 12 in honor of Officer Christopher R. Morton, of the Clinton Police Department. Morton, age 30, died on March 6 while serving the citizens of Missouri. In addition, Governor Greitens has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at all state buildings in Henry County be flown at half-staff from March […]

Jobs, the economy and the governor on This Week on Missouri Politics

It’s been the week for job creation in Missouri and the opinion panel on This Week in Missouri Politics dives right into the topic. “I think it is terrific,” said Rep. Gretchen Bangert. With the companies opening doors in Missouri, Scott Faughn pointed out that it looks like some of President Donald Trump’s policies are working. “You know, the president is about results. As a businessman, sometimes that’s usually what we forget to do in […]

Budget tops Ozark Technical Community College’s priorities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Ozark Technical Community College is using this week in Jefferson City to communicate their priorities, talk to lawmakers, and get a sense of legislation that will affect them moving forward. “The budget is first and foremost,” said Hal Higdon, OTC’s Chancellor. When Gov. Eric Greitens made his budget proposal, it included significant cuts to higher education which would affect OTC and other public schools. On Tuesday morning, the House Budget Committee […]

RELEASE: Statement from Governor Eric Greitens on the Death of Officer Ryan Morton

Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Two other officers were injured. A statement from Governor Eric Greitens is below: “Through the ages, the people who protect us go by different names. In one era, they are called warriors. In another, knights. In our era, the people who walk our streets and defend the defenseless are given an honored name: they are […]

Rowden talks ‘doing the right thing’ on This Week in Missouri Politics

ST. LOUIS — For the second week in a row, Gov. Eric Greitens dominated headlines and was the main topic of discussion on This Week in Missouri Politics. In the past week, the House has moved forward with an investigation into the governor and several legislators have called for his resignation. “My resignation call was because I don’t envision a scenario where the governor will be in a place where he can lead in the […]

RELEASE: Attorney General concludes Governor’s office follows Missouri records retention and Sunshine Law

Today’s report by the Attorney General makes clear that the Governor’s Office follows state Sunshine and records retention laws. The Attorney General’s report confirms what the Office has said from the beginning: the Governor’s Office has never used Confide or any similar application to evade state records laws. The report confirms that the Office has had in place exemplary training, policies, and practices on Sunshine law and records compliance from day one. The Attorney General […]