After Eric Greitens is sworn in Monday as the state’s 56th governor, immediate and potentially tough hurdles await the Republican.
Challenges for the state’s new chief executive include lagging state tax revenue, a striking level of sexual harassment allegations in one of the largest state agencies and a pitch by sports teams in St. Louis seeking millions of dollars in state assistance to build or upgrade their venues.
In a sign of how he may govern, Greitens has sought to confront those issues head on.
Greitens has yet to get too specific, other than to highlight his top priorities of improving education, defending law enforcement, promoting job creation and bolstering ethics.
Right after his swearing in, Greitens says he plans to issue a number of executive orders, but on said Saturday he said he would keeping their contents secret until Monday.