Greitens reaches out as he prepares to lead Missouri state government

Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens plans to have two transition teams in place shortly: one to organize his January inaugural and the other to tackle his GOP takeover of the state’s executive branch.

To that end, Greitens is seeking guidance and advice from the outgoing governor, Democrat Jay Nixon.

Senior adviser Austin Chambers praised the reception that Greitens received Thursday during his first meeting with Nixon and top members of his administration.

Greitens – who has never held public office — “intends to lean on Gov. Nixon for as much guidance and wisdom as possible over these next two months,” Chambers said.

Greitens’ team is also working on planning his inaugural on Jan. 9, and in compiling resumes for the dozens of key governmental jobs he will need to fill swiftly.

One of Greitens’ most pressing tasks will be crafting a proposed state budget to be formally presented to the General Assembly soon after his inauguration.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio, Southeast Missourian

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