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Galloway to audit UM system spending

Galloway to audit UM system spending

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Thursday that her office has created to audits into the state’s public universities, including one designed to look at the financial decisions made by the University of Missouri system administration. The other will look at college affordability and accessibility at the state’s public four-year colleges. These audits will

Schmitt gets endorsement of state Republicans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, announced endorsements from current and former Republican politicians from around Missouri Wednesday in his bid for state treasurer. Schmitt is the only Republican on the ticket for that office, but he said he was pleased with the support he had gathered. “I am grateful for the outpouring of

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Brunner courts evangelicals in new radio ad

ST. LOUIS – Businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate John Brunner has released his first ad of the 2016 election season Monday. In the ad, his wife, Jan, touts his religious conviction and kindheartedness. Jan first begins by emphasizing her husband’s private sector experience as a business owner and his time in the service as a Marine, describing

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Koster denounces Brunner’s renewable fuel stance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster has launched what may amount to his first foray into the Republican primary by calling out businessman and Republican candidate John Brunner. Brunner said Monday that he told board members of the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) that he was opposed renewable fuel standards,

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Senate reviews gubernatorial appointments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate heard from gubernatorial appointments with little debate or argument about the governor’s installments Wednesday. Leadership from the chamber listened to more than 30 appointed people, each represented by a senator. Senators offered advice and asked questions about how their service would affect what they did in their capacity as

Local governments not filing financial reports correctly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Continuing the municipal courts initiative, Auditor Nicole Galloway released the first in a series of monthly summary reports focusing on state law compliance of local governments. Wednesday’s summary showed 52 percent of the local governments required to file annual financial reports did so as state law determines. Of the 391 local

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Democrats ask Greitens to return donation from CEO under federal investigation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Democratic Party has cried foul on a $100,000 contribution received by Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens in Aug. 2015 for his campaign. The donation in question came from Steven Cohen, the current CEO of the Point72 Asset Management hedge fund. That company was formerly known as SAC Capital, which was

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Nixon’s State of the State panned by Republicans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During Gov. Jay Nixon’s final State of the State speech Wednesday evening, Nixon emphasized that his seven years in office thus far have brought economic growth and stability to Missouri, and he urged the state legislature to increase funding for mental health services, education, and transportation. For Republican leaders in both chambers

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Gov. Nixon: State of the State address

JEFFERSON CITY – Below is the text of the 2016 State of the State address, given Wednesday evening by Gov. Jay Nixon to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly in Jefferson City:   Thank you, Lt. Gov. Kinder, Speaker Richardson, President Pro Tem Richard, members of the General Assembly, Judges of the Missouri Supreme

PR Auditor Galloway finds inappropriate use of funds, conflicts of interest in St. Louis Recorder of Deeds office

Galloway confirms previous allegations related to office renovation contracts, identifies inappropriate spending, including more than $2K on rugs for private offices ST. LOUIS, MO (Jan. 19, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the Office of the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds, which earned an overall performance rating of “poor.” The audit

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