Statement from Governor Eric Greitens “Let me tell you why we’re fighting so hard for kids and teachers in Missouri. Today, the system works for insiders and bureaucrats who get paid real well, but it fails too many students, families, and teachers. We know insiders and bureaucrats will lie. You deserve to know the facts. Here’s a lie: Missourians don’t give enough tax money to schools. Here are the facts: Missourians spend about the national…"Governor Greitens Explains Fighting for Kids and Teachers"
SEDALIA, Mo.- Today, Governor Eric Greitens and Nucor, the largest producer of steel in the United States, announced that the company will be investing at least $250 million to build a steel bar micro mill in Sedalia. When completed, the new Nucor facility will create more than 250 high-paying jobs. “In Missouri, everyone fights for jobs,” Governor Eric Greitens said. “We’re winning jobs because our entire team, and our entire state, is coming together to…"Nucor announces plans to build steel rebar micro-mill in Sedalia"
“We’re sick of politicians wasting your tax money. Today, we put an end to politics as usual, to save the people of Missouri hundreds of millions of dollars. Here’s the problem: Politicians spend millions of your money on projects that sound nice, but don’t get results. If you care about people, and you care about taxpayers, you’ve got to fight for results. There’s a special interest tax credit program in Missouri that started out with…"Governor Eric Greitens says “Politics as usual is over”"
At least six people were injured when shots were fired at a Tennessee Church on Sunday, Nashville police said. Nashville police received calls about a shooting at Burnett Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch just after 11 a.m., officials told Fox News. The church is about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville. Joseph Pleasant, a spokesman for the Nashville Fire Department, confirmed at least six to eight people have been injured and were taken to the…"Tennessee church shooting leaves multiple people hurt, officials say"
Labor Day is a holiday to honor the American worker, but it also has a political bent too."Politics dominate summer’s last hurrah on Labor Day"
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey’s floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead."Plant explosions, spills test industry’s response to Harvey"
FORT MEADE, MD – A 2006 Poplar Bluff graduate and Poplar Bluff, Missouri native protects America from cyber threats as a member of Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group. “I wanted better opportunities than what was offered in my hometown and the chance to travel so I joined the Navy,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystal Kulle. “This links me to my grandfather who also served in the military.” Kulle is one of about 3,000 cryptologic technicians (collection) in the Navy and is responsible for collection,…"Poplar Bluff Native Battles Cyber Threats for U.S. Navy"
Helping Houston from Missouri This week, the nation has watched as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston and on the neighboring communities. Thousands of people have been misplaced. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, and the death toll continues to rise. Search and rescue teams from several states, including Missouri, have been deployed to help. We know all too well from our own experience in Missouri the destruction Mother Nature can cause. Just six years…"Senator Ron Richard’s Updates from the Capitol: Helping Houston from Missouri"
Arkema SA is not exactly a household name, but its products are found in everything from plastics in automotive parts to adhesives for baby diapers. The company also claims to be the third-largest producer of hydrogen peroxide in the world."Chemical plant explosion thrusts Arkema into spotlight"
“We hope Sen. Chappelle-Nadal realizes the seriousness of her statements, takes responsibility for her words, and resigns on her own accord. However, we are preparing for options afforded in the Missouri Constitution and the Senate Rules if she continues to defy the public outcry and not resign.” Senate Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin District 32 “We have heard the calls from the Governor and the Lt. Governor, and remain firmly convinced she should resign…"Senate Majority Leaders Issue Statement on Next Steps for Sen. Chappelle-Nadal"