Tag: Governor Eric Greitens

Hawley becomes latest target for an ethics complaint

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Governor Eric Greitens is not the only statewide politician facing an ethics complaint now. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is the latest politician to be named in an ethics complaint filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission this week by Democratic attorney and lobbyist Jane Dueker, former chief of staff for Gov. Bob Holden. The complaint, filed on Tuesday, claims that Hawley did not disclose free legal representation from a Washington, D.C. […]

Graves Garrett forms legal expense fund for Governor’s staff

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Graves Garrett, the law firm representing some members of the Governor’s Office, has announced the formation of a legal expense fund to aid in paying for legal expenses for some official staff members of the Governor’s Office. The new nonprofit, called the Missouri Legal Expense Fund, was created on March 6 in compliance with Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 527), which makes it a tax-exempt […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens meets with conservation employees

Governor Eric Greitens visited Howell County Tuesday to thank Missouri Department of Conservation staff for their work maintaining hunting, fishing, and wildlife properties. He also assisted in research for the Missouri Black Bear Project, a Missouri Department of Conservation project which is conducting research to ensure sustainable black bear population levels in Missouri while minimizing conflicts with humans and assuring public safety. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Ever watch someone walk right up to a […]

Legal defense fund for Greitens created, House investigative committee prepares for first meeting

JEFFERSON CITY — If there’s any indicator that the Governor is preparing for a long and drawn out process regarding the investigation into the allegations surrounding him, an almost assured test would be to check for a legal defense fund. And, as it turns out, such a fund has recently been created and registered with the Secretary of State’s Office. Documents filed on Friday, March 2, show that supporters of Gov. Eric Greitens have filed […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces crackdown on Medicaid providers overprescribing opioids

Governor Greitens announced Monday a new effort to protect Missourians from opioid addiction by cracking down on providers who over-prescribe powerful drugs. Medicaid providers who refuse to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines will be held accountable. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Too often, Missourians seeking real help are getting hooked on dangerous drugs that threaten their lives. We trust doctors to give us sound advice, and most of them do. Family […]

Republicans defer to House committee’s investigation after MOGOP calls indictment a ‘political hit job’

Greitens’ attorneys, GOP ED say the indictment is unprecedented, while others believe that’s the point JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As more and more members of the Republican-controlled legislature ask the Governor to resign after a Thursday afternoon Grand Jury indictment for felony violation of privacy laws, the Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Sam Cooper put out a statement denouncing the Grand Jury’s decision to indict. Gov. Eric Greitens was taken into custody Thursday, February 22 […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens declares a State of Emergency as proactive response to storms and flooding

In anticipation of a major storm system that could cause increased flooding throughout the southern portion of the State, Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and activating the resources of the Missouri National Guard. The Executive Order ensures that all State resources are available for the weather event and brings a rapid response capability to impacted areas. The State is continuing to move resources in anticipation of supporting local […]

RELEASE: Governor Eric Greitens’ statement on EPA listening session in Missouri

Today, Governor Eric Greitens issued a statement in opposition to an Obama-era regulation that the new leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency have opened up for repeal. There is a listening session on this issue scheduled in Missouri today. “President Obama’s EPA tried to regulate the jobs that they didn’t like out of America. Thank God the new leaders in this administration are listening to the people.” A disastrous regulation pushed by the Obama administration […]

Investigators expand Greitens probe, begin interviewing lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With a Grand Jury empaneled in the Governor’s hometown of St. Louis, the Missouri Times has learned that investigators from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office have begun interviewing lawmakers at the state Capitol in what appears to be an expansion on what began on as a sex crime investigation into a broader probe of corruption inside the Greitens’ administration. The Missouri Times has confirmed that investigators have appeared in the […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens traveling to St. Joseph, Warrensburg and Mexico this week

This week, Governor Eric Greitens will travel St. Joseph to promote his plan to cut taxes for working families and visit Veterans Homes in Warrensburg and Mexico. The Governor will stop by Altec Industries in Saint Joseph on Tuesday to discuss his efforts to cut taxes for Missouri’s working families. This plan will cut taxes for 97% of Missouri taxpayers. For 380,000 working-class Missourians, their tax burden will be completely eliminated. The plan will give […]