New governor, new state reps & senators: How the election affects state politics | St. Louis Public Radio

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On the Thursday after his resounding victory in the Missouri governor’s race, Eric Greitens spent the morning at the Missouri Capitol meeting with Gov. Jay Nixon and huddling up with the Senate Republican supermajority. Greitens ended up shaking lots of hands of fellow Republicans who could help make his campaign agenda into the laws of the land.

When he stepped into the Capitol hallways, Greitens could hardly contain his enthusiasm about the months ahead.

“We’re very excited,” said Greitens in a brief interview with reporters after leaving his meeting with Senate Republicans. “We think that the people voted to take this state in a new direction. And I’m excited to work with the legislature to make that happen.”

Greitens has good reason to be bullish.

Never before in Missouri has a Republican governor come into office with so many GOP lawmakers in the General Assembly. That reality could produce a major paradigm shift for public policy in Missouri, especially when it comes to overhauling Missouri’s labor and education laws.

MoBikeFed comment: This is a very good summary of the effect the recent election will have on statewide politics in Missouri.

We have a lot of new folks in place to educate about the value of bicycling, walking, and trails in Missouri!