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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 prepares to roll out MO ABLE program

Schmitt prepares to roll out MO ABLE program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will roll out the Missouri Achieving a Better Life (MO ABLE) program Monday. The program will allow families and individuals with either physical or mental disabilities to set up designated savings accounts to pay for expenses related to their special needs. The savings accounts are used to help pay

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100 Days Later: New statewide elected officials rise to a host of challenges in first days on job

By Benjamin Peters and Travis Zimpfer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a landslide victory in the November elections, the Missouri GOP took over every statewide office on the ballot. And now, 100 days after being sworn in, each Republican has since been tested in some way or another, each rising to the occasion to meet

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

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

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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

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt set a new record, becoming the first State Treasurer in Missouri history to return $1,000,000 in unclaimed property in their first 11 days in office.

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

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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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