During the 2016 election season, Eric Greitens, the candidate, made plenty of promises. That’s what politicians do.
How has Eric Greitens, the governor, done in delivering on them? That’s what the team at PolitiFact set out to discover.
PolitiFact.com is the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking site made famous with its “Pants on Fire” rating. Since President Barack Obama took office, it has also been a promise-keeping progress report. Hundreds of Obama’s promises were tracked in the Obameter, and the team continued the tradition with the Trump-O-Meter.
We didn’t want Gov. Eric Greitens to feel left out.
Introducing the Greitens Gauge. While Greitens is in office, we’ll be checking on 12 of his most important promises:
- Create more jobs with higher pay;
- Sign right-to-work legislation;
- Fight back against job-killing regulations;
- Reform the tax code;
- Ban gifts from lobbyists;
- Close the revolving door between legislators and lobbyists;
- Improve teacher pay by making sure “that money actually makes it to teachers;
- ”Apply term limits to every statewide elected official;
- Make sure police and firefighters “have the training, the equipment, and the support that they need to do their jobs;
- ”Fight against EPA regulations and “side with farmers and ranchers;
- ”Prioritize port and highway infrastructure improvements;
- Provide school choice for “our poorest, most disadvantaged, those in failing schools and those with special needs.”
Most are in the works, meaning there have been proposals made and considered. Most have a long way to go before the promises are kept.
That’s why we’re here, watching.