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State Treasurer Eric Schmitt testifies in support of right-to-work legislation Jan. 10, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/ THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Schmitt joins partnership to expand MO ABLE program

Schmitt joins partnership to expand MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday a new initiative to join with four other states to expand the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program, which will allow families and individuals with disabilities to set up special savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their special needs. In a video


Schmitt campaign ad wins Reed Award

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of State Treasurer Eric Schmitt’s television advertisements caught many eyes this past election, and now, it has garnered more recognition. FP1 Strategies received a 2017 Reed Award for ‘Best Ad For Republican Statewide Candidate‘ for the submission of Schmitt for Missouri’s ‘Inspiration’ video. The 60-second advertisement features then-candidate Schmitt discussing his

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses his office's budget with the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

State Treasurer and Secretary of State present budgets before House committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Budget Committee has officially started working on the state budget. Legislators received Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year last week, and after three business days, the committee met for the first time with the budget in hand. Tuesday morning’s hearing featured testimony from State Treasurer

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Schmitt breaks record for reaching $1,000,000 unclaimed property return benchmark

JEFFERSON CITY – Eric Schmitt today became the first State Treasurer in Missouri history to return $1,000,000 in unclaimed property in their first 11 days in office. “From day one I have made it a top priority to return Missouri’s unclaimed property to its rightful owners as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Schmitt. “My

Schmitt announces new members to State Treasurer’s Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has announced the following new additions to join his staff: Christopher Wray – Deputy Treasurer Previously practiced law at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP and brings extensive experience as an accomplished attorney and certified public accountant to the position. Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and

Schmitt announces transition team

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Treasurer-elect Eric Schmitt released details on his transition team Tuesday, and he will have help from a woman who knows the post well: former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman will lead the team. Steelman served in the post from 2005 to early 2009, serving only one term as she attempted to run

Eric Greitens celebrates with supporters after winning the gubernatorial race for Missouri on November 8, 2016. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Republicans sweep statewides, usher in new era of Missouri politics

Missouri Democrats wake up to stark new reality ST. LOUIS – By February, State Auditor Nicole Galloway will soon be the highest-ranked Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri, not including U.S. Senate seats. That will be because she will be the only Democratic statewide elected official in Missouri. Republicans pulled off a clean sweep of


English, other independent candidates qualify for November ballot

Green Party also qualifies JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Keith English and eleven other independent candidates have qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday. The office also announced that the Green Party had qualified for the ballot. To qualify, independent candidates had to submit submit valid signatures of registered Missouri

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Audit finds issues with DHE loan program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Higher Education has inadequately overseen a state loan program with more than $5 million in outstanding loans, a state audit found. Advantage Missouri offered forgivable loans to students who committed to staying in Missouri to work in high-demand occupations after graduating. The audit found that staff did not

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Results of annual audit of treasurer’s office released

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An audit of the state treasurer’s office found the overall performance of the office to be “excellent” and found “no significant deficiencies in internal controls, no significant noncompliance with legal provisions, and no significant deficiencies in management practices and procedures.” The report was released Thursday morning by State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s