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Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

Missouri State Auditor calls on Governor Parson to update parental leave policies for state workers

Following her leadership in 2017 on parental leave, State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a letter to Gov. Mike Parson calling on him to enact updated family-friendly policies. Specifically, she called for action to allow state workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. These […]

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Audio: Missouri Senate passes proposed constitutional amendment making it tougher to impeach a Missouri governor

The state Senate has passed a bill that would make it tougher to impeach a sitting Missouri governor. The proposed change would let the Senate lead impeachment trials, instead of the House and a panel of judges. Bill sponsor, Lamar Republican Ed Emery, has been working on the proposal for several years and says allegations […]

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Audio: Missouri legislator pre-files bill again in response to 2017 education chief shakeup

A Republican legislator from southeast Missouri’s Farmington has pre-filed a bill again in response to last year’s state education commissioner shakeup. Alisa Nelson reports.     State Senator Gary Romine is proposing to clarify the Senate’s confirmation process of gubernatorial appointments when his chamber is not in session. Former Governor Eric Greitens, a Republican, fired […]

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Audio: Governor Parson issues executive order modifying code of conduct started under Greitens

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order Tuesday to make some changes to a previous order issued by former Governor Eric Greitens.     The revisions apply to an executive order which adopted a code of conduct for employees within the office of the governor and the executive branch. The new document builds on […]

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Audio: Former Missouri K-12 Education Commissioner gets her old job back

Former Missouri K through12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven is getting her old job back.  The announcement comes almost one year after five board members no longer serving voted to fire her.     In 2019, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be led by former K through 12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. The […]

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Audio: Finalists to interview today for Missouri Education Commissioner’s job

Finalists are being interviewed today for a top Missouri education spot. Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.     The Missouri Board of Education is interviewing the four finalists today for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commissioner job. The identities of the candidates are unknown. In September, the board launched its search […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Attorney for former Governor Greitens’ nonprofit trying to get lawsuit against it tossed

The attorney for former Governor Eric Greitens nonprofit is trying to get a lawsuit against it dismissed. Catherine Hanaway pointed out in court last week that Missouri law requires anybody who brings a lawsuit to have been impacted in some way by the defendant. She said lawyer Elad Gross, who brought the court case, had […]

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Audio: Concerns raised after 20,000 recipients dropped from Missouri Medicaid in one month

(Missourinet) – About 16,000 children and 4,000 parents fell off the Medicaid rolls in Missouri between June and July, the biggest drop-off in over a decade. A shortage of 150 workers at the program’s outsourced call center is being blamed as part of the problem. State Medicaid Oversight Committee Chairman Tim McBribe thinks low wages at […]

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Audio: Chairman of Missouri committee investigating Greitens speaks out about Greitens legal team strategies

(Missourinet) – For the first time, State Representative Jay Barnes is opening up about a Missouri House committee’s investigation on former Governor Eric Greitens. Barnes, a Jefferson City Republican who chaired the committee, says those who think Greitens was railroaded out of office, need to read the committee’s reports.     Barnes says most people who […]

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Audio: Judge delays decision on whether lawsuit against Greitens nonprofit will move forward

A St. Louis lawyer is trying to force former Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ nonprofit group to disclose its records. Attorney Elad Gross argued his case against the organization, A New Missouri, Thursday at a circuit court in Jefferson City. Joann Sandifer, who represents the nonprofit, thinks Gross is improperly trying to make political advances through […]

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Audio: Missouri Ethics Commission closes Greitens case after prosecutor declines to file charges

(Missourinet) -The Missouri Ethics Commission has closed a case against former Governor Eric Greitens.     The Commission dropped its investigation of Greitens, his campaign committee, Greitens For Missouri, and campaign associate Danny Laub Friday in a letter to all three parties. The case was closed even though the Commission found “reasonable grounds” to believe […]

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Audio: Missouri Ethics Commission subpoenas for Greitens’ non-profit bank records

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Ethics Commission wants all bank records from former Governor Eric Greitens’ political non-profit organization. Brian Hauswirth from the Missourinet files this report.     The Commission has subpoenaed Carrollton Bank for all bank records from Greitens’ political non-profit organization – A New Missouri. It wants to examine the information to learn […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Discusses August Right-to-Work Referendum

(Missourinet) – For the first time in more than 36 years, Missourians will be casting ballots on what’s known as a referendum. The right-to-work referendum will appear on your August 7th statewide ballot. A referendum involves a bill approved by the Missouri Legislature, which in this case is a 2017 right-to-work bill. Labor unions were […]

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Audio: Criticism of Greitens’ use of private lawyers in governor’s office continues to grow

Criticism of former Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ use of private attorneys in his defense against possible impeachment continues to grow.     The chairman of a special House committee that was investigating Greitens addressed a letter to the Office of Administration requesting it refuse payment to the attorneys. Republican Representative Jay Barnes of Jefferson City […]

Audio: Could state Senator Kehoe be the right fit to be Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor

(Missourinet) – Governor Mike Parson is considering what to do with the lieutenant governor position now that he’s vacated the seat to replace former Governor Eric Greitens who resigned. There’s currently no line of succession in Missouri law. Republican State Senator Caleb Rowden of Columbia thinks Jefferson City Republican Senator Mike Kehoe would be a […]

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St. Louis Circuit Attorney releases previously sealed portions of agreement with Greitens

(Missourinet) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney Wednesday released the full agreement which led to a felony charge being dropped against former Governor Eric Greitens. Two of the seven conditions in a stipulation for dismissal of a computer tampering charge against Greitens had originally been sealed. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office told Missourinet Tuesday it […]