Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

MO Department of Public Safety

Gov. Eric Greitens presented the Missouri Medal of Valor and four new Department of Public Safety awards over the weekend.  They went to 16 Missouri public safety responders from across the state and two civilians who assisted law enforcement officers in emergency situations in 2016.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is calling on Congress to balance “law and order with compassion” as it acts to replace the executive order known as DACA, the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.

“We need to make sure we’re making a distinction between violent felons who are in this county illegally and children who were brought here through no fault of their own who have grown up in America,” Greitens said Wednesday in Kansas City.

Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday signed into law a bill designed to improve the safety and quality of life of children in Missouri's foster care system.

 

At the heart of the measure is the Foster Care Bill of Rights, which begins by stating the “best interests of the child shall be the first priority of the children’s division” of the Department of Social Services.

Rachael Cohoon

Governor Eric Greitens held a rally at the University Plaza Hotel Friday to raise awareness about what he’s calling a pro-life special session.  Greitens called the session to consider new abortion laws and reverse a St. Louis ordinance concerning abortions. That ordinance protects women against workplace discrimination based on whether or not they’ve had an abortion, used contraceptives or are pregnant.