Larry Kay

The Missouri Veterans Commission is expected to vote today on Governor Eric Greitens’ call to fire its executive director, Larry Kay, and St. Louis veterans home administrator Rolando Carter. Results of an independent investigation released this week by Greitens include what he calls “serious problems” within the center. It found things like veterans suffering from malnutrition, bed sores, and medications not being given on time.

Several investigations this year of the nursing home have been prompted by claims of mismanagement, mistreatment of residents and incorrect distribution of prescription drugs to them, including antipsychotics.

Greitens says he has launched full investigations into each of Missouri’s other veterans homes and has replaced all five of the Jay Nixon administration’s appointees to the commission.

Kay has been at the center of a legal battle and accusations about inappropriate treatment of workers, including a gender and age discrimination lawsuit racking up millions that Missourians are paying for.

Missourinet is covering today’s 5 p.m. meeting at the Truman Building in Jefferson City.