Governor Eric Greitens leaps into action executing eight Executive Orders for the benefit of Missourians
March 28, 2017 (STL.News) Since taking office, Governor Eric Greitens, the 56th Governor of the state of Missouri has executed eight Executive Orders since taking office.
The Governor has wasted no time making his mark in the history of Missouri.
Executive Order 17-02 – Demands that state employees of the executive branch must work solely to benefit the people of Missouri and not to personally benefit from the public work which they have been entrusted.
Additionally, it clearly states that state employees of the executive branch must avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest that might call into question whether work is for the public or for personal gain and thereby undermine public trust in government.
This Executive Order was executed on January 9, 2017. Please refer to the Executive Order for complete details.
Executive Order 17-03 – States that Missouri state government has proposed and codified an excessive amount of regulations. Furthermore, Missourians and Missouri businesses deserve efficient, effective and necessary regulations. Regulations should not reduce jobs, stifle entrepreneurship, limit innovation or impose costs far in excess of their benefits. Please refer to the Executive Order for complete details.
Additionally, it is ordered that every state agency shall immediately suspend all rule-making through February 28, 2017.
This Executive Order was executed on January 10, 2017. Please refer to the Executive Order for complete details.
Executive Order 17-04 – It was states that Missourians deserve a government that works better for them and that the government does not adequately measure outcomes or performances.
Additionally, it establishes the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and outlines the responsibilities of of the COO. COO’s is to proactively identify, implement and recommend to the Governor reforms for the government to do more with less and to better serve all Missourians.
This Executive Order was executed on January 11, 2017. Please refer to the Executive Order for complete details.
Executive Order 17-05 – This order orders that the the Missouri State Emergency Operations Center be activated due to bad weather conditions.
This Executive Order was executed on January 11, 2017. Please refer to Executive Order for complete details.
Executive Order 17-06 – Another Executive Order relating to bad weather conditions and it declares a State of Emergency.
This Executive Order was executed on January 12, 2017. Please refer to the Executive Order for complete details.
Executive Order 17-07 – Executed on January 25, 2017, which states that Missouri tax payers pay no more in taxes than is absolutely necessary to fund the essential services of the state of Missouri. It creates a committee to make a thorough analysis of the states tax structure and to make recommendations for reform.
This Executive Order was executed on January 25, 2017. Please refer to the Executive Order for complete details.
Executive Order 17-08 – State of Emergency – Executed on March 7, 2017 relating the damages associated with tornadoes, high winds, hail, heavy rains, flooding impacting communities throughout the state.
Order 17-08 is scheduled to terminate on April 7, 2017 unless extended, whether in whole or in part.
Please refer to the Executive Order for complete details.
Executive Order 17-09 – Executed on March 13, 2017 providing paid parental leave for state employees in executive branch agencies.
It entitles employees to 6 weeks of paid leave for state employees who are primary caregivers and 3 weeks for secondary caregivers.
Governor Greitens made the announcement on Facebook by video accompanied by his wife and Missouri’s First Lady, Shenna Greitens.
Regardless which political party you favor this is a honorable change that can only be viewed by everybody as a positive change.
Additional news released by the Governor’s office:
Governor announced on March 17, 2017 that he appointed a new prosecutor to Dade County.
The Governor appointed Kaitlin Greenwade as the Dade County Prosecuting Attorney Office.
Dade County is located NW of Springfield, MO and includes parts of the southern portion of Stockton Lake area. The county has a population of approximately 8,000 residents.
While everybody has their own perspective about politics, these changes appear to be honorable and beneficial to Missourians. The Governors heroic behavior carried him through the military and now appears to be carrying him through his political career.
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