Tag: Rep. David Wood

Fitzpatrick shoots down Greitens’ budget proposal for tax anticipation loans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The House Budget Committee’s work on the 2019 fiscal year’s budget is officially underway, having received the recommendations of Gov. Eric Greitens less than 48 hours earlier. The committee met Wednesday morning to hear testimony from the Missouri Office of Administration, including its seven divisions and 14 boards and commissions. As the Commissioner of the Office of Administration, Sarah Steelman presented the budget for OA, vowing to stay through the entire proceedings. […]

Education officials, lawmakers firing back at Greitens’ attempt to oust State Board of Education commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri education officials are firing back at Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ alleged attempt to oust the state’s top education official, and now some lawmakers are adding their voices to the call. Last week, Greitens appointed a fifth new member to the State Board of Education, gathering the number of majority votes needed to oust current Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven, who was appointed in 2015. The five new appointees, who […]

Missouri Community Colleges Association awards six legislators

By Michael Layer BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Community Colleges Association (MCCA)’s convention and trade show, four legislators were awarded on Thursday evening for their support of Missouri Community Colleges. Rep. Jean Evans, Rep. John Weimann, Rep. Sandy Crawford, Rep. David Wood, and Sen. John Rizzo were recognized for their work in the General Assembly.  House Minority leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty was also recognized. The MCCA represents the 12 community colleges in Missouri and […]