Correction: Missouri Governor story
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a May 29 story about the resignation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of time Greitens spent fighting to stay in office after his affair became public. It was nearly five months, not nearly six months.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Missouri governor resigns amid widening investigations
Missouri governor resigns amid investigations stemming from extramarital affair
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says the resignation of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens "will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a difficult time."
The Republican lieutenant governor is to take over as governor when Greitens' resignation becomes official at 5 p.m. Friday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After the revelation in January that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens had an extramarital affair with his former hairdresser before he took office, the first-term Republican faced a series of investigations and charges. Here's a look at some of the significant moments that led to Greitens' announcement Tuesday that he was resigning:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced Tuesday that he will resign, ending a tumultuous 17 months in office marked by criminal investigations and with the Legislature considering whether to try to impeach him.
He plans to leave office Friday.
The Republican governor has repeatedly denied any criminal wrongdoing. Here's a look at some of the allegations:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that could make it harder to impeach and oust top officials, less than a year after the state's governor resigned while facing...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis prosecutor's ongoing feud with others in the city's legal establishment escalated Wednesday when she accused a judge, the police and a special prosecutor of trying...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a search warrant involving the St. Louis prosecutor's office (all times local):
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says police, a judge and...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has ordered the St. Louis prosecutor to comply with a grand jury search warrant.
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner had asked Judge Michael Mullen to quash a February...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge is accusing the St. Louis prosecutor's office of "playing games" for fighting a search warrant of her files that is part of a perjury investigation related to last year's...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' top prosecutor says a search warrant of her files issued as part of a perjury investigation of a man she hired during last year's criminal case against former Gov. Eric...
Ex-Gov. Greitens subpoenaed in open records dispute
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Gov. Eric Greitens has been subpoenaed in an open records lawsuit filed by a Democratic candidate for Missouri attorney general seeking records concerning...
Missouri Senate votes to cap low-income housing tax credits
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have voted to cap state tax credits for low-income housing.
Senators voted 31-0 Friday to send the measure to the House.
Hawley subpoenaed in open records lawsuit
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley has been subpoenaed to answer questions about his handling of Missouri's open records law while he was the state's attorney general.
The Cole County Circuit Court issued the subpoena Monday as part of a lawsuit against Gov. Mike Parson's office.
UMKC announces plans to build conservatory on campus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City has announced plans to put its new arts conservatory on campus and not downtown as originally proposed.
The Latest: Democrats react to Missouri governor’s speech
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's budget and State of the State address Wednesday (all times local):
Missouri Democrats are taking a dig at former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens while calling on his successor to do better.
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh on Wednesday said "simply being better than Eric Greitens is too low a bar to set for any of our leaders."
Records show consultant worked with Greitens’ staff
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A political consultant directed state employees during the early days of now-resigned Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' administration, according to records obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch .
State receives strong public opposition to guns in Capitol
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson's administration received strong public pushback over a proposal to allow weapons in the Missouri Capitol.
All 50 comments that came in between mid-November and mid-December said firearms should not be allowed in the Capitol, even if the owners had concealed carry permits, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported .
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St. Louis circuit attorney fined over use of campaign money
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis circuit attorney who charged then-Gov. Eric Greitens with two crimes last year was fined $63,009 for campaign finance violations, an agreement published Wednesday shows.
Lawmaker review of Greitens over, MEC complaint remains
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — While work by Missouri House lawmakers to investigate Eric Greitens officially came to an end Monday when the investigatory committee issued its final report, its leader said he's still hopeful the former scandal-ridden governor will be held accountable for alleged campaign finance violations.
No legal action against college, charity tied to Greitens
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general's office is not pursuing legal action against two groups related to concerns that former Gov. Eric Greitens' used their resources for political gain.
PAC backing Missouri Gov. Parson gets $1M from mega-donor
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri mega-donor has given $1 million to a political action committee that supports Republican Gov. Mike Parson running to keep his seat.
Prolific political donor Rex Sinquefield donated $850,000 to Uniting Missouri PAC this past week and another $150,000 to the PAC earlier this month.
Parson has not yet said whether he'll run for governor in 2020. But Uniting Missouri PAC Chairman John Hancock says the group hopes he will.
Filings show nonprofit tied to Greitens raised $6M in 2017
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nonprofit connected to former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens raised more than $6 million from secret donors in 2017, new tax filings show.
Parson wants prescription monitoring bill by session’s end
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The long-futile effort seeking a statewide prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri now has a prominent advocate — Gov. Mike Parson.
The Republican governor met Wednesday with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, doctors and other health leaders to discuss ways to combat the lingering opioid epidemic. Parson made it clear at a news conference that high on his priority list is ending Missouri's status as the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program.
Concerns lead to Missouri public safety administration audit
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Public Safety Director's Office will be audited after an internal review raised red flags about use of taxpayer money.
Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday agreed to review the office. Both Gov. Mike Parson and new Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten requested the audit.
Correction: Greitens’ Donors-IRS Complaint story
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about an IRS complaint filed against Freedom Frontier, The Associated Press reported erroneously that as a nonprofit, the group is required to disclose its donors. It is not required to disclose its donors.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Group that gave to pro-Greitens PAC faces IRS complaint
Missouri Gov. Parson revises Greitens’ ethics order
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is renewing a lobbying ban for members of his office.
Parson signed an executive order Tuesday revising an ethics policy implemented by his predecessor, former Gov. Eric Greitens.
Fired Missouri education commissioner gets job back
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven got her job back Tuesday after scandal-plagued former Gov. Eric Greitens led a successful effort to oust her last year.
The Latest: Fired Missouri education commissioner rehired
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri's education commissioner (all times local):
Missouri's former top K-12 education official has been rehired after being fired last year.
The State Board of Education on Tuesday announced Margie Vandeven will once again be education commissioner.
Board set to pick next top Missouri K-12 education official
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The State Board of Education is set to pick Missouri's next top K-12 education official.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the board interviewed the top four candidates for education commissioner on Monday.
Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday named fellow Republican state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect Josh Hawley as the state's next attorney general.
Schmitt's appointment leaves yet another vacancy in an elected statewide office for Parson to fill, which the governor said he's in the process of doing. Nearly half of Missouri's statewide executive officeholders have been appointed and not elected to their seats.
Parson to announce attorney general to replace Hawley
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson is scheduled to announce who will replace Josh Hawley as Missouri's attorney general.
Parson is planning a news conference Tuesday morning to fill the attorney general's post, which Hawley held after being elected in 2016.
Hawley will be moving to the U.S. Senate, after defeating Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in last week's election.
Lawyer who sued Greitens nonprofit to run for Missouri AG
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis lawyer who tried to get the financial records of a dark money group associated with former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has announced that he is running for attorney general.
Elad (El-AHD') Gross said Monday that he is running as a Democrat in the 2020 attorney general's election.
Gross had sued the nonprofit A New Missouri seeking to inspect its financial records. A Cole County judge dismissed the case last week, but Gross says he will appeal.
Missouri Sen. Wasson resigns to join Tourism Commission
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri state senator has resigned to accept a position on the Missouri Tourism Commission.
Republican Jay Wasson, of Nixa, was appointed Friday to the tourism panel by Gov. Mike Parson. Wasson said he resigned late Thursday night in order to take the unpaid position.
Wasson's eight-year tenure in the Senate would have ended in January, because he was barred by term limits from seeking re-election. He previously served in the House.
Greitens registered to vote in next week’s election
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will be able to cast a ballot next week after not being able to vote in the August primary,
Greitens couldn't vote in August because he was still registered in Jefferson City, where he and his family lived until he resigned June 1 amid investigations into a now-dismissed invasion of privacy charge and financial irregularities.
Correction: Missouri Governor-Private Records story
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about the use of the message-deleting app Confide to conduct government business, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff used the app on their state-issued phones. They used it on their personal phones.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Paper: Screenshots show Greitens staff used Confide
Parson calls for change to low-income housing tax credits
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says state tax credits for low-income housing won't be issued until lawmakers revamp the program.
Parson on Monday said in the meantime, he will still consider voting for federal low-income housing tax credits but won't support state tax credits.
Parson is among Missouri Housing Development Commission members who vote on how much, if any, low-income housing tax credits are awarded to subsidize affordable housing.
Missouri education board launches search for top official
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The search for Missouri's next top education official has begun.
The State Board of Education is accepting applications for the next education commissioner beginning Wednesday. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19.
The board fired former commissioner Margie Vandeven last year. That came after former Gov. Eric Greitens stacked the board with his appointees, who led her push out. Greitens wanted Vandeven replaced.
UMKC abandons plans for downtown conservatory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City is dropping plans to house its music and dance programs downtown and instead wants to build a larger conservatory within 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of its current one.
Missouri Gov. Parson names 2 new education board members
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday appointed a local school board president and a former technical college president to the state's once-embattled K-12 education board, bringing it close to fully staffed.
Patrol Col. Karsten named Missouri Public Safety director
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson has appointed the head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to permanently take over as director of the Department of Public Safety.
Parson announced Patrol Col. Sandra Karsten's appointment to the Cabinet position on Monday.
Karsten previously announced she was retiring from the patrol, and the governor had previously tapped her to become acting Public Safety director on Sept. 1.
Missouri Highway Patrol leader to retire, lead Public Safety
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Sandra Karsten is retiring and will take on a job leading the state Public Safety Department.
Karsten on Friday announced she will retire from the Highway Patrol Sept. 1. She will take over as acting public safety director when current Director Drew Juden steps down at the end of August.
The governor's office had previously said Karsten would continue as superintendent of the Highway Patrol while leading the department.
Records indicate former Missouri governor did not vote
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens does not appear to have voted in the state's primary election.
According to the Cole County Clerk's Office, Greitens did not vote Aug. 7. He is still registered to vote in Jefferson City, where he lived as governor before resigning in June amid scandal.
No voting records indicate he switched his registration to Warren County, where he and his family bought an Innsbrook home.
Ex-judges review Missouri death penalty case
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A panel of former judges is considering the Missouri death penalty case of Marcellus Williams and whether Gov. Mike Parson should spare his life.
The board met Wednesday in Jefferson City and heard from attorneys on both sides.
Williams' son, the Missouri NAACP president and other supporters gathered outside. Innocence Project Co-Founder Barry Scheck, who was one of O.J. Simpson's defense attorneys, also attended.
Prosecutor won’t charge Greitens despite ethics panel review
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A local prosecutor won't press charges against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens despite findings from a state ethics panel that there's reason to believe he broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded.
Missouri public safety director to step down
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's public safety director is stepping down at the end of the month, the first top holdover from former Gov. Eric Greitens' staff to leave since Greitens stepped down and Mike Parson took over as governor.
Greitens picked Drew Juden to lead the agency shortly before he took office in January 2017. It wasn't immediately clear why Juden was leaving the position, which pays $116,000 annually.
Lawyer involved in Greitens’ case to be investigated
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate allegations that a lawyer for the ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with former Gov. Eric Greitens violated a gag order.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens apparently won't be voting in the state's primary election.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will allow a panel of five former judges to review the death penalty case of Marcellus Williams, whose guilt in the stabbing death of a former newspaper reporter has been called into question by DNA evidence.