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Politically Speaking: Is Eric Greitens Coming Back Into The Political Fray?

Former Gov. Eric Greitens walks away from a gaggle reporters on the courthouse steps after making a statement.
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Former Gov. Eric Greitens has returned to public view after a Missouri Ethics Commission decision that fined his campaign $178,000. That amount will likely be reduced to $38,000.

On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking weekly news roundup, St. Louis Public Radio’s team of political reporters talks about the re-emergence of former Gov. Eric Greitens and efforts in Jefferson City to pass a prescription drug monitoring program.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie O’Donoghue, Jaclyn Driscoll and Jason Rosenbaum discussed how a PDMP once again passed the Missouri House despite loud opposition from some Republicans. It faces a tough reception in the Missouri Senate, where the program aimed at stamping out opioid abuse has failed to advance previously.

Here’s what else was discussed on this week’s show:

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Julie O’Donoghue on Twitter: @jsodonoghue

Follow Jaclyn Driscoll on Twitter: @DriscollNPR

Music: “Live Your Life” by T.I. and Rihanna