Author: Ben Peters

Galloway continues probe into the payment of Governor’s Office attorneys

May 25, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway still wants answers concerning the use of public money to defend Gov. Eric Greitens’ office. Last week, the Auditor requested information about the use of private attorneys in a letter to Lucinda Luetkemeyer, the state’s attorney working in the Governor’s Office. That was followed by a letter […]

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First Lady applauds passage of foster care and adoption reform legislation

May 22, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — First Lady Sheena Greitens is pleased with some of the work done by legislators this session, which she believes will have a positive impact for Missouri’s foster care and adoption systems. Greitens on Monday posted a statement on social media regarding the passage of SB 819 and SB 800, two bills […]

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Hawley says Governor’s office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys, Greitens spokesman disagrees

May 21, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Josh Hawley has some thoughts on the hiring of taxpayer-funded attorneys to defend Governor Eric Greitens’ Office in impeachment proceedings. In a letter to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Hawley said that the Governor’s Office “lacks authority to retain private counsel to participate in connection with any adversarial proceeding without […]

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Special investigative committee legal counsel reassures House members of their duties in the event of impeachment

May 17, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As Governor Eric Greitens’ attorneys seek to prevent the impeachment of the embattled Republican governor, the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight’s legal counsel is reminding both caucuses of what their roles are. Sources tell the Missouri Times that Edward “Chip” Robertson, the legal counselor for the investigative committee and a […]

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Right-to-work looks to be a photo finish for Missouri Republicans

May 16, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Republican lawmakers continue pushing forward with legislation to add right-to-work to the Missouri State Constitution, but some would like them to do so a little more quickly. The House on Monday night third read and passed HJR 79, which seeks to amend the constitution to ban mandatory union fees. It […]

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Special session to consider Greitens impeachment becomes a reality

May 4, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Legislature will be headed to a special session to hold possible impeachment hearings against Republican Gov. Eric Greitens starting May 18th. In a historic move, and just one day after the release of a second report by the House’s Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, lawmakers from both sides of […]

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Judge rules no video cameras in the courtroom for Greitens’ trial

May 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS — No video cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, per a ruling by Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday. Citing concerns that video recording devices could be cause for security concerns in an already high-profile case, Burlison said that with the governor in the courtroom, […]

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New investigative committee report claims Greitens lied about The Mission Continues donor list

May 2, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new report issued by the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight outlines the committee’s investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens and his use of a donor list from his former charity, The Mission Continues. According to the report, Greitens lied to the Missouri Ethics Commission about taking the donor list and […]

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Special investigative committee deadline extended, Barnes says ‘nothing has changed’

April 10, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The special House committee tasked with investigating the criminal allegations against the Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is extending its deadline. Speaking with reporters on Monday afternoon, Rep. Gina Mitten, one of the two Democrats on the committee, said that the committee’s new deadline would be May 18, saying that the decision […]

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Does the photo exist? The Governor refuses to say

April 10, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Does the photo exist? It’s a question that has been asked since the allegations stemming from a 2015 extramarital affair by Gov. Eric Greitens first rose in January of 2018, but the answers, it seems are still not forthcoming. The Missouri State Capitol was rocked by the news that the Republican […]

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