Tag: Gov. Eric Greitens

RELEASE: Governor Greitens and Budget Leadership announce Consensus Revenue Estimate for Fiscal Year 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Today Gov. Eric Greitens, along with Senator Dan Brown (Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman) and Representative Scott Fitzpatrick (House Budget Committee Chairman), announced Missouri’s Consensus Revenue Estimate (CRE) for Fiscal Year 2019. The annual CRE is a figure established by state budget experts and outside consultants and is one of the basic assumptions the Governor and legislative leaders use to build and balance Missouri’s budget. The key figure in the CRE is the […]

Session gets underway, questions about Board appointments arise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day of the legislative session has concluded, and Missouri lawmakers are primed to once again take up debate on issues and legislation that will affect all corners of the Show-Me State. Today, we begin the 2018 Legislative session as a group of farmers, teachers, business owners, attorneys, doctors, and officers of the law. Both Republicans and Democrats…just regular Missourians with the desire to make a difference. #moleg — Todd […]

Senate confirms appointments of Kraus, Silvey to Tax Commission and Public Service Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Tax Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission officially have new members. The Missouri State Senate on Thursday gave their approval for the nominations of Sen. Ryan Silvey and Will Kraus, both men appointed to the positions by Gov. Eric Greitens. During a morning hearing of the Senate committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, Sen. Silvey announced that he would be resigning his post in the Missouri Senate effective that day. […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens to give Senate extra time to consider State Board appointments

Governor Eric Greitens announced that he will be reappointing five interim appointees to the State Board of Education at noon today. Those five interim appointees were withdrawn earlier this morning. “We’re here to help teachers, students, and families succeed. We found a great group of leaders in our state to work with us. I appreciate the Senate reaching out, to let us know they want ample time to hear these appointees,” said Governor Greitens. Senate […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens appoints Sen. Ryan Silvey to the Public Service Commission

Today Gov. Eric Greitens announced the appointment of Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City to fill an expired position on the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). “I am pleased to appoint Senator Silvey as a member of the PSC,” Governor Greitens said. “He understands the need for all Missourians to have access to reliable and affordable energy.” “I am honored to be appointed by the Governor to this position of public trust. Governor Greitens understands that […]

Parson, Schmitt defend rural Missouri with ‘no’ votes on ending low-income housing tax credits

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission met Tuesday, voting 8-2 to cancel the state’s tax credit match for federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), a move criticized by Lt. Gov. Mike Parson as one that will hurt rural Missouri by drastically limiting housing options for the disabled, the elderly, and veterans in rural Missouri. Wait list estimates for LIHTC developments soar towards 30,000 – double the population of an average city in Missouri. “I […]

RELEASE: Gov. Eric Greitens commutes sentence of Judy Henderson

Jefferson City, Mo. — In 1982, Judy Henderson was sentenced to life in prison for what the trial judge described as a “relatively minor” role in a robbery-turned-murder. Today, Gov. Eric Greitens commuted Judy Henderson’s sentence to time served: 35 years and 111 days. The Governor reached this decision after he and his counsel reviewed thousands of pages of reports, court transcripts, letters, and records related to Henderson’s case. The Governor’s legal team met with […]

Gov. Greitens announces support for legislative effort to help firefighters

St. Louis firefighters and their families could soon access disability and death benefits for work-related cancers more easily under legislation endorsed Wednesday by Gov. Eric Greitens. The amendment in legislation would shift the burden of proof for firefighters on whether a cancer was job-related. That burden now rests with firefighters or their survivors and can be an even heavier burden to prove in the state. Greitens announced his support for changing the law at the […]

RELEASE: Gov. Greitens Appoints Members to Boards and Commissions

Gov. Eric Greitens today appointed Eric Clay to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Clay, of Springfield, is the System Director of Public Safety at CoxHealth and a reserve lieutenant with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.  He has extensive experience in the security field where he provided security services to a diverse group of clients in 35 countries.  Clay holds a master’s degree in criminology from the University of Cincinnati. Craig Porter and John Scariot were […]

RELEASE: Statement from Governor Greitens on Veterans Commission

On Wednesday, the Missouri Veterans Commission accepted the resignation of former executive director Larry Kay. They voted to appoint Col. Grace Link of the Missouri National Guard as Interim Executive Director. The Governor released the following statement. “The commission took bold action to protect our veterans tonight. Missouri’s veterans—our neighbors, friends, parents, and grandparents–were being hurt. When people are being hurt, and bureaucrats fail to act, fail to listen, and offer only excuses, we’re going […]