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:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' request to return to active duty with the Navy has been approved, but he will not serve again as an elite Navy SEAL.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's attorney general is closing an investigation into whether former Gov. Eric Greitens improperly used his office staff to work on his campaign's social media...
Grand jury in Tisaby investigation extended
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special grand jury looking into whether an investigator involved in the criminal case of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens case committed perjury has been extended for up to 60...
Judge: Gardner must turn over records for investigation
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has ordered St. Louis' top prosecutor to hand turn over documents requested by a special prosecutor investigating her office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign manager has been chosen to lead a national group focused on electing Republicans in state-level races.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri social services director is resigning to take a job with a faith-based nonprofit.
Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced Director Steve Corsi will...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Gov. Mike Parson's appointment of Mike Kehoe as the state's lieutenant governor.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a request from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office to block a grand jury search warrant that is part of a perjury investigation of...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has rejected a Democratic candidate's effort to question U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over his handling of public records while he was Missouri attorney...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Thursday passed legislation to make it harder to impeach top officials, less than a year after former Gov. Eric Greitens resigned in the face of...
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...
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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 .
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.