Governor Greitens signed 77 pieces of legislation before leaving office on Friday, June 1. Among the list were several bills that the MCC advocated for during the 2018 legislative session: a bill expanding postpartum care for new mothers struggling with addiction, extension of the tax credit to organizations that provided life-saving help to children at risk of neglect or abuse, raising the age of juvenile certification from 17 to 18, and a prohibition on shackling of pregnant offenders.
Governor Greitens did not sign a reduction in the state individual tax rate or any of the budget bills that allocate funds for state government. A decision on those items will be up to new Governor Mike Parson. We will keep you up to date on the new governor’s decisions.