Tag: Scott Faughn

Under oath, Faughn answers committee questions, reiterates the money was his

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “It was my money,” Scott Faughn testified under oath to the House investigative committee. Al Watkins has previously said he thought the money came from an out-of-state Republican donor. After the hearing, which lasted more than three hours, Ed Dowd, Gov. Eric Greitens personal attorney, questioned the reliability of both individuals and stated he does not believe Faughn is the source of the money. Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri […]

As special session gets underway, pro-Greitens ad set to air around state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At least $185,000 in television ads will begin appearing this week in support of Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing a felony computer tampering charge and multiple investigations. In a year where he doesn’t appear on the ballot, though the entire state House is up for re-election along with half of the state Senate and a U.S. Senate seat, the ads are set to appear as the special session is getting […]

Hours of testimony of Greitens’ former mistress to be read into committee record

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The House investigative committee will spend the majority of the week reading into the record hours of testimony of Gov. Eric Greitens’ former mistress including the defense’s cross-examination. Intermittent will be testimony by Scott Faughn and Al Watkins. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office has supplied the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight with roughly 730 pages of testimony of Witness 1, or KS — the unnamed woman who alleges Greitens took […]

Judge will not strike testimony of Greitens’ former lover

By Ben Striker & Brian Robbins The judge presiding over the criminal invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens said Monday he would not strike testimony from the woman accusing him of taking a picture of her bound and partially nude without her consent. The defense sought to suppress the testimony given by K.S., the woman at the center of the case, since she was interviewed by William Don Tisaby, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s […]

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 […]

Rep. English loved public service

I’ve had a bit of a heavy heart the past few days with the passing of former Rep. Keith English. Keith was a friend of mine. We talked politics countless times and raised a glass more than we probably needed to. It never mattered that we disagreed, I liked him and I respected him. The one thing I will always remember about Keith is that he loved being a state representative. Most people appreciate the […]

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 […]

Eigel talks tax cuts on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times Sen. Bill Eigel talks his favorite topic Sunday on This Week in Missouri Politics: tax cuts. “I think the Senate is going to make good on the Governor’s promise of a bold tax plan,” Eigel told Scott Faughn. And he wasn’t referring to the tax cut plan that Gov. Eric Greitens was touting around Missouri this last week. “Well, first of all, we have worked very hard this week, and […]

Courtland Sykes talks U.S. Senate campaign on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr “All that is required for evil to be victorious, is for good men to do nothing,” Courtland Sykes quotes Edmund Burke in describing why he joined the military and is now running for public office. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate joins Scott Faughn on This Week in Missouri Politics on January 21 as the featured guest. The pro-life, pro-gun candidate wants to “rip the wires out of big government” and can […]