Tag: Gov. Eric Greitens

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 […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Aannounces rural growth plan

Today, Governor Eric Greitens outlined his plan to use newly available funds to bring more jobs and opportunity to rural Missouri. The package focuses on rural broadband, clean water initiatives, and infrastructure improvements to ports. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Missouri’s rural communities have been ignored for too long. I’m proud to put forward this rural growth plan, because I believe Missourians in rural towns across the state need us to invest in and fight for […]

Barnes files resolution to launch House investigation of Gov. Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens can officially get underway, now that the House Resolution calling for the investigation has been filed. Rep. Jay Barnes was announced as the chairman of the newly-formed Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, and on Tuesday, he filed HR 5565, which authorizes the committee of seven state representatives to investigate the allegations against the Republican governor. The committee is comprised of Barnes and Reps. Jeanie Lauer, […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Announces Historic Portrait Display at Governor’s Mansion

Tuesday, Governor Eric Greitens announced that for the first time in Missouri history a portrait of an African-American will be displayed at the Governor’s Mansion. The portrait, depicting George Washington Carver, was painted by a Missouri artist, Joanna Reid. “We hang this portrait today because George Washington Carver is one of us. He is a Missourian who came from very little, went very far, and left our country better for his time on Earth. He […]

Should Gov. Greitens resign? New polling shows voters think so

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new set of polling conducted by The Missouri Times shows that roughly half of Missouri’s voters have an unfavorable opinion of Gov. Eric Greitens, and more think he should step down from office. A survey of 868 likely Missouri general election voters in 2018 shows that 27 percent of those polled had a favorable opinion of the embattled Republican Governor, who has been indicted on a charge of felony invasion […]

House moves forward with Greitens investigation, Barnes to lead committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House is moving forward with their investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens following his indictment by a grand jury last week. In a joint statement issued Thursday evening, House Speaker Todd Richardson, Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo stated: “We will carefully examine the facts contained in the indictment and answer the question as to whether or not the governor can lead our state while a […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls for impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has joined other Missouri legislators on Friday calling for the removal of Gov. Eric Greitens following the news of his indictment. Nasheed in a statement stated that the governor should be removed for the good of all residents of the state. “Gov. Greitens has to go,” Nasheed said. “Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal. I am […]

Representative Ruth calls for Gov. Greitens to resign

Another Republican female legislator is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens resignation following the news of his indictment on Thursday. Rep. Becky Ruth, R-Festus, made a statement on her Facebook account on Friday stating that the governor needs to remove himself from office for the good of the state and its citizens. “As I stated in January, the governor should be held accountable for his actions,” Ruth said in a written statement. “Yesterday’s indictment by the Grand Jury […]

Greitens indicted by grand jury, taken into custody; Greitens’ lawyers will appeal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been indicted by a City of St. Louis Grand Jury. The news was announced by the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Thursday afternoon. According to a news release, the Republican governor was indicted on a first-degree felony invasion of privacy charge for an incident that took place on March 21, 2015, in the City of St. Louis. That charge is assumed to […]

Senate District 17 election could truly be a ‘special’ election

Three House reps vying for bids in one of the last purple strongholds JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to fill the seat left vacant by now-Commissioner Ryan Silvey has officially begun, and though the committees will not choose their nominees until April, the names of potential candidates are already being thrown around. Gov. Eric Greitens on Friday set the date of the special election to fill the Senate District 17 to take place on […]