Tag: State of the State address

Greitens looks to continue state job cuts while bringing in jobs in other sectors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican Governor Eric Greitens has long been a proponent of bringing more jobs to Missouri, as well as shrinking the size of government. In today’s world, Missouri is putting a high premium on private sector jobs while looking to cut back the public sector. In his first year in office, the Greitens administration trimmed 223 positions. His proposed budget for FY 2019 looks to further reduce the size of the government’s […]

State of the State 2018: Governor outlines priorities, leaves out the budget

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his second State of the State address, the Governor of Missouri promised to continue fighting for the people of Missouri. Speaking to a room packed with state Senators and Representatives, Gov. Eric Greitens mostly stuck to traditional Republican talking points, promising to cut regulations, decrease the size of the government, create job and — of course — cut taxes. There was no mention of the […]