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Executive director of Missouri Veterans Commission resigns

Missouri Veterans Commission executive director Larry Kay resigned Wednesday after facing repeated backlash from Gov. Eric Greitens.

According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the commission accepted Kay’s resignation.

The move comes just two days after the governor removed five people from the commission and appointed new members after he said an independent investigation into a St. Louis veterans home revealed several concerning issues.

In an emailed statement sent earlier on Wednesday, Greitens said, “We called for the head of the home, and the head of the Commission to be fired. And we launched investigations into all the other veterans homes in Missouri.”

Kay served as the executive director since 2008.

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