Greitens Reframes The Special Session, And A Story Of Marriage And Mental Health

May 30, 2017

By casting his opponents as squabbling and unproductive, Governor Greitens "wins no matter what by setting himself as the person who takes initiative and tries to get things done," says Brian Ellison, host of KCUR's political podcast Statehouse Blend Missouri.
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The Missouri General Assembly’s first special session during Eric Greitens' governorship has come and gone, but the state's chief executive has signaled that more legislative overtime could be on the way. Today, we discuss that might mean for Missouri's part-time lawmakers. Then, we get a first-hand perspective on the harsh realities of mental illness, relationships and recovery.