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The Missouri Senate has approved one of Gov. Eric Greitens' nominees for the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Former Democratic state representative Wayne Henke was confirmed Thursday in a voice vote, giving the short-staffed ethics commission a quorum before its next meeting on April 25. Without a quorum the commission can't act on complaints, including one pending against the governor.

House Panel to Release Greitens Report on Wednesday

Apr 11, 2018

A special legislative committee investigating Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says it will release its report Wednesday.

Missouri Lawmaker Overseeing Greitens Probe Says 'No' to Request for Delay

Apr 5, 2018

The chairman of a special committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens offered an emphatic “no” Wednesday when asked if he was planning to delay the release of the panel’s findings next week.

Rep. Jay Barnes’ response came a day after a letter surfaced from the governor’s legal team that requested the legislative committee keep its work under wraps until the conclusion of the separate criminal trial against Greitens.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' lawyers have asked state lawmakers to delay releasing the results of their investigation into the Republican governor as a related criminal trial plays out over allegations that he took a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an extramarital affair.

Attorneys for Greitens sent a letter to the House investigatory committee asking it to wait until the May criminal trial against Greitens is over. They voiced concerns about tainting the jury pool and said it's "unreasonable" to ask Greitens to testify to the committee before then.

Human Trafficking Bill Sent to Greitens

Feb 1, 2018
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Legislation designed to combat human trafficking in Missouri is on its way to Governor Greitens.

The bill will require airports, bus and train stations, hospital emergency rooms, strip clubs, and any business with prior citations for prostitution to display posters that contain a national hotline number. It was carried in the Senate by Republican Bob Onder  of St. Charles County.


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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be bracing for a fight to preserve his political life after admitting to an extramarital affair but denying anything more.

Greitens met Thursday with Cabinet members and placed calls to rally support while his attorney issued firm denials to a smattering of allegations related to the affair. Among other things, Greitens' attorney is denying any violence, revealing photos or attempted blackmail.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ admission late Wednesday that he had an extramarital affair before he was governor bumped his second State of the State address out of the headlines. 

Just after the speech Wednesday evening, Greitens and his wife, Sheena Greitens, issued a statement saying “there was a time when he was unfaithful” in their marriage. The admission came as KMOV-TV prepared to air a report about the affair, featuring the man who said he was the ex-husband of the woman in question. 

Disability Services Organizations Brace for Cuts

Feb 14, 2017

Organizations that provide services to people with disabilities are bracing themselves for funding cuts under Gov. Eric Greiten’s proposed state budget.

A spokesman for Gov. Greitens recently said the budget would save $52 million by raising eligibility requirements for seniors and disabled people in in-home or nursing home care programs.

Cathy Brown is the director of Public Policy and Advocacy at ParaQuad, a non-profit agency that helps people with disabilities live independently through the Medicaid-funded Consumer Directed Services program.