JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Gov. Eric Greitens’ inaugural festivities are being funded by some of the state’s most prominent businesses.
Greitens has not revealed a cost for Monday’s privately funded celebrations, but he has released a list of “benefactors” that have helped finance the events.
That list includes such businesses as Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Enterprise, Express Scripts, General Motors, Monsanto and Wal-Mart.
Also on the list is the ride-share firm Uber, which is providing free rides to people in the Jefferson City area during the inaugural festivities.
Greitens’ inaugural events appear to be more elaborate than those of the past two governors, Democrat Jay Nixon and Republican Matt Blunt, whose events cost $250,000 or less.
Missouri’s most expensive inaugural was Democratic Gov. Bob Holden’s $1 million celebration in 2001.