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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Greitens move to fire Vandeven, privatize education fails
Gov. Eric Greitens attempt to strongarm the Missouri Board of Education into firing Commissioner Margie Vandeven failed this morning.
Though who voted which way has not been revealed, at least one of Greitens' five board appointments, all unconfirmed by the Missouri Senate, voted not to remove Vandeven, leaving the vote at 4-4 and keeping Vandeven, who has been commissioner since 2015, in the job, according to KY3.