Tag: veterans

St. Louis County Council Preview for April 3: Corrections Medicine raise, Taxes for Saint Louis Zoo, and honoring the County’s veterans

Legislation dealing with a proposed raise for correction medicine employees, a new sales tax, and honoring the area’s veterans will be heard during Tuesday’s busy St. Louis County Council meeting. Councilwoman Hazel Erby’s legislation that would give various county employees a 10 percent raise will be heard on its second reading phase. The bill would transfer $295,657 from the unappropriated balance of the general fund to the county’s health fund to appropriate a raise for […]

Missouri veterans to participate in inaugural Firefighter Veterans Initiative program

Active service members and recent veterans from Missouri will participate in a physically demanding event that hopes to attract military veterans into a career in fire service. The Firefighter Veterans Initiative is a new program to recruit veterans to careers in Missouri’s fire fighting career service and support them through a mentoring program of firefighting professionals. The program was initiated by Gov. Eric Greitens and will be held at the Jefferson City Fire Department Hyde […]

RELEASE: At St. Louis Veterans Home Meeting, Residents and Families Voice Support for Improvements and Commission Changes

ST. LOUIS – On Saturday, at a meeting with Veterans and families at the St. Louis Home, Missouri Veterans Commission Chair Tim Noonan, Interim Executive Director Grace Link and St. Louis Veterans Home Interim Administrator Stan Smith provided an update on procedural and staffing changes that are already resulting in significant progress at the home. The most significant changes and results since Smith started on Jan. 2 include: The St. Louis Home has reduced involuntary […]

RELEASE: Blunt’s Military Family Stability Act Signed Into Law

Bipartisan Bill Increases Flexibility for Military Families WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that his Military Family Stability Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act conference report. The measure, which Blunt introduced in May of this year, will increase flexibility for military families by allowing them to either move early or remain at their current duty station for up to six months when a service member […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Takes Action to Protect Veterans

Today, at the St. Louis Veterans Home, Governor Greitens took action to protect veterans. An independent investigation—ordered by the Governor—looked into complaints made by family members of veterans residing in the St. Louis Veterans Home. When that investigation revealed serious issues at the home, the Governor took immediate action. “Big government failed these veterans. The Missouri Veterans Commission and VA told us that there was nothing wrong with these homes. Based on what the families […]

Lt. Gov. Parson calls for independent investigation of St. Louis Veterans Home, citing lack of faith in Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just days after Governor Eric Greitens penned a trite letter to Missouri’s U.S. Senators, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has also penned a letter to Missouri Veterans Commission members about necessary investigations into the St. Louis Veterans Home. The Lt. Gov. on Friday sent the letter to commissioners, saying he felt he should make them “aware that the Lieutenant Governor’s Office has been conducting its own investigation into the allegations since February […]

Greitens lambasts Blunt, McCaskill in response to St. Louis veterans home investigation letter

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens has, for quite some time, taken an interest in the welfare of veterans in the U.S., and when it comes to that topic, he’s showing that he’ll pull no punches. The latest example of that is his response letter to Missouri’s two U.S. Senators, who this week penned a joint letter to the governor urging him to call for an investigation into the accusations of patient mistreatment at […]

Families of veterans accuse St. Louis Veterans Home of systemic abuse

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — A group of veterans, family members, employees and concerned citizens met Monday night to address what they say is abuse, mistreatment and neglect of veterans at the St. Louis Veterans Home in north St. Louis County.  The group, which held a press conference at North Kirkwood Middle School, allege that under the inefficient leadership of Rolando Carter, the home administrator, conditions continue to get worse. Dory Poholsky, a friend of many of the […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Condemns Alleged Poor Treatment of Service Members at St. Louis Veterans Home

(JEFFERSON CITY) – An ongoing investigation by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office over the past several months has revealed allegations of mistreatment and inadequate care of residents of the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis. “I am deeply concerned by the allegations of mistreatment and inadequate care towards veterans of our armed forces at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis,” said Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson. “My office has conducted numerous interviews with family members as […]