News Feed: Governor /news-rss?filter=governor News Feed: Governor Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:02:09 +0000 en-us Missouri Enrolls in New Foster Care Study ec1cf5f8-2b06-4b3e-ba15-21f5ff7bc287 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +0000 Today, the First Lady announced that the Missouri Children’s Division is enrolled in a new and innovative study on foster parent recruitment and retention. It is a new research study examining the attitudes and experiences of hundreds of foster and adoptive parents in Missouri. Dr. Elise Dallimore, the lead researcher for the project, has said, “never before has there been a study that looks at foster parent recruitment and retention on this scale.” The First Lady’s statement is below: Governor Greitens Takes Action to Protect Veterans 8750b25d-6c68-4edf-9e0f-37ce79d0a95d Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:30:00 +0000 Today, at the St. Louis Veterans Home, Governor Greitens took action to protect veterans. An independent investigation—ordered by the Governor—looked into complaints made by family members of veterans residing in the St. Louis Veterans Home. When that investigation revealed serious issues at the home, the Governor took immediate action. Gov. Greitens Appoints Member to the Air Conservation Commission 2e90246a-de8d-432c-a789-21ad557bfc56 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +0000 Gov. Eric R. Greitens today appointed Kevin Rosenbohm as a member of the Air Conservation Commission.  Rosenbohm is the Co-Owner of Graham Seed Cleaning Company, and the Co-Owner of Rosenbohm Farms. He previously served on the commission in 2006. Rosenbohm holds a bachelor’s degree in farm operations from Northwest Missouri State University. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens eb1cbce5-d61b-440f-95a4-5f0e1e869de5 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000 Today, Governor Eric Greitens spoke with Vice President Mike Pence regarding the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Following the conversation, he tweeted: “Just spoke to @VP to express my congratulations and gratitude to he and @POTUS for their bold, historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” Gov. Greitens Appoints Members to the Clean Water Commission 65181bbb-7cc9-4f54-b6b5-ce20528a60d7 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:15:00 +0000 Gov. Eric R. Greitens appointed Stan Coday, John Kleiboeker, and Pat Thomas as members of the Clean Water Commission.   Coday is a farmer and retired Vocational Agriculture Instructor from Mansfield R-IV School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and a master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Coday is the President of the Wright County Farm Bureau and is an active Elder at Seymour Cumberland Presbyterian Church.   Governor Greitens, Legislative Leaders Begin Work on Conservative Agenda 55f7ad90-2724-4e7a-9c9f-527291ae09b1 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:45:00 +0000 Today, work began on a strong conservative agenda, including several of the Governor's key priorities, such as greater protections for Missouri’s foster kids, tax reform for working families, and support for law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, and veterans.   Today is the first day on which legislators are allowed to pre-file legislation. The 2018 legislative session begins on January 3rd. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens on State Board of Education b91f936a-2599-44c4-bcb4-69d512b93a7b Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:45:00 +0000 "Today, kids, teachers, and families won. The State Board of Education voted for new leadership for our school system. That's a major step in the right direction as we work to improve public education in Missouri. We need to: raise teacher pay, support public schools, and help students succeed. We need to make sure that the money Missourians spend on schools gets out of the bureaucracy—and into the classroom. Gov. Greitens Appoints Member to the State Board of Education 23b4c31a-0bef-459b-ad62-bfa268022c98 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Gov. Eric R. Greitens appointed Eric Teeman as a member of the State Board of Education. He replaces Claudia Oñate Greim, who resigned. Teeman, of Raytown, is the owner of Visiting Angels, which is an elder care service provider. He is a former alderman for the City of Raytown. Teeman received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his master’s degree in business from the Keller Graduate School.  Governor Greitens Appoints Thomas Reedy as Member of the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission cfeb0fb3-aa68-47a1-a9de-97f2901d923c Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Thomas K. Reedy, of Webster Groves, to serve as a lay member on the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission.  He will replace Christine Bertelson, who resigned earlier this year.  Gov. Greitens Appointments 3ba4dddf-719e-405b-a5af-93fa22e2cadb Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Gov. Eric R. Greitens made the following appointments today. Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Board Kathy Flemming was appointed to the Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Board.