St Louis Dispatch State Politics
Sun Feb 25 6:15 AM
On some issues, she's a consensus seeker; on big votes, she often toes party line
Missouri law started with a tanning-bed scandal a quarter-century ago.
Several renew calls for his resignation; Hawley says let the criminal justice system work.
If Gov. Eric Greitens resigns or is removed from office, the state's new top dog would be Mike Parson, who has been in Jefferson City since 2005.
Greitens was indicted and booked by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office on a felony invasion of privacy charge Thursday for allegedly transmitting a non-consensual photo of a partly nude lover in March 2015.
Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, declared his innocence in a written statement, and alleged the indictment is a "misguided political decision" by a "reckless liberal prosecutor.
State lawmakers, mostly Democrats, reacted Thursday to the felony indictment of Gov. Eric Greitens by calling on him to resign.
Greitens was under investigation after accusations he tied up and blindfolded his lover, took a compromising photograph of her without her permission and then threatened to release it if she spoke of their affair.
Rep. Kathie Conway: 'My heart breaks for the governor's family, the state and the voters that put their trust and faith in him. No one is above the law.
Edward Dowd, one of Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys, says charges against Greitens are baseless and unfounded. Dowd addressed the media outside the Carnahan courthouse on Thursday, Feb.
Some lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature are nonetheless floating the possibility of launching their own investigation.
Gov. Eric Greitens was out of state at least 50 times in 2017.
His appearance could tamp down talk of party dissatisfaction.
Gov. Eric Greitens wants $25 million to help bring businesses to the Show-Me State, but lawmakers say there are more pressing needs.
Employers such as Boeing, Ameren and Sprint recognize the designation.
FBI recordings from 2008 of disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich and J.B.
The Lombardo Homes development will be built on former farmland that is one of the largest remaining chunks of green space in St. Charles County's heavily built-up eastern end. The area is between Zumbehl and Truman roads.
Gov. Eric Greitens engineered the firing of the state's school commissioner.
Bill named after Missouri veteran Arla Harrell cleared the way