Politics

Attorney General audit finds nearly 5,000 rape kits untested in Missouri

May 25, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is calling on Missouri to do more in regard to rape kit testing. According to the Attorney General’s preliminary results, released by Hawley on Thursday, there are nearly 5,000 untested sexual assault kits in the Show-Me State. Hawley’s office has been working on auditing rape kits […]

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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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Watkins testifies; Barnes, Dowd argue about K.S. testimony

May 25, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a hearing that started out contentious and maintained a level of animosity, Al Watkins said he is under the impression the large sum of cash he received came from a “wealthy, out-of-state Republican,” but he doesn’t actually know the source and “didn’t give a rat’s ass.” The House Special Investigative […]

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

May 24, 2018

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 […]

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Smith introduces bill to permanently protect American families

May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Jason Smith, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, responsible for all federal taxation policy, introduced H.R. 5903, the Permanent Tax Relief for Working Families Act. The legislation would make permanent the new and expanded per Child Tax Credit established under the Tax Cuts & […]

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Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of

May 23, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Under the rules adopted by the House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, his defense will not get the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in a public setting. That doesn’t mean cross-examination won’t be in the official records. The Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is currently workings its way through reading more than […]

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

May 23, 2018

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 […]

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

May 22, 2018

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 […]

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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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Judge waives appearances in Greitens’ computer tampering case until July 2

May 22, 2018

In the first pretrial hearing regarding the felony computer tampering case against Gov. Eric Greitens, a St. Louis Associate Circuit judge waived his appearance until a grand jury decides whether or not to indict the embattled governor. Judge Madeline Connolly, who was appointed by Greitens in February, said she’ll wait for that decision and set […]

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