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(From left) Sarah Steelman, Anne Precythe, Carol Comer, and Chris Chinn await their hearings from the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee Feb. 1, 2017.

Governor’s department head selections heard by Appointments Committee

Governor’s department head selections heard by Appointments Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Gubernatorial Appointments Committee heard from five of Gov. Eric Greitens’ cabinet appointments in a Wednesday morning hearing. Each of the nominees outlined their plans for their respective governmental bodies, and some received more scrutiny than others. Anne Precythe, Greitens’ pick to head the Department of Corrections, touted her work as

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Sarah Steelman to be new OA Director under Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Former state treasurer Sarah Steelman will be heading the Office of Administration in Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration. The news was first announced in a tweet by Greitens’ senior adviser Austin Chambers Friday evening, saying the Gov.-elect would be making the announcement in Springfield that night. Sarah Steelman (@sarah_steelman) will be a

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What does it take to make a successful transition of government?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been one month since the general election in November, and statewide office transition teams have been working tirelessly in their efforts to prepare everything for the takeover in January. Office of Administration Commissioner Doug Nelson says that while this particular transition period comes with its own unique challenges, the work

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

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Schmitt announces Defund Iran Plan with Steelman and Mandel

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Sen. Eric Schmitt, Republican nominee for state treasurer, announced his Defund Iran Plan on Thursday, which he said will “keep Missouri taxpayer dollars away from the state sponsors of terror.” “Missourians react with shock and anger when they learn that President Obama’s disastrous deal with Iran includes a provision allowing

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Greitens press conference held as Democrats hold ‘welcome back’ reception

JEFFERSON CITY – While the three longtime Republican candidates for governor were taping a debate in St. Louis Friday morning, Eric Greitens was holding a press conference in front of the Missouri Democratic party headquarters attacking the party. The Democratic party responded by welcoming the former Democrat back. Democrats held signs outside of their headquarters


TWMP: A Republican governor’s race closer look at Eric Greitens

This Week in Missouri Politics will change course with campaign season to highlight the Republican gubernatorial primary election in the weeks before the Aug. 8 elections. Each episode will feature a Republican candidate, and the first feature takes a look at Eric Greitens, the political newcomer. Host Scott Faughn discusses Greitens’ fundraising prowess, his service as a Navy SEAL,


Steelman, Schmitt team up to fight Iran deal in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, and former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman discussed their part in a new effort called Defund Iran Tuesday. The group that will aim to keep Missouri pension dollars from going to the Iranian government. Steelman will serve as the chairwoman for the organization, and Schmitt will take the


John Brunner: 2016, 2012, and everything up to it

ST. LOUIS – A man who had never run for office before was in a strong position to win the republican nomination for United States Senate in 2012 until “attacks” on Todd Akin from incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill helped defeat him. With less than a seven point difference, John Brunner’s campaign ultimately yielded to Todd


Scott Pearson: Behind the bow tie

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The stylish and witty Scott Pearson has been a regular presence in the Capitol for a few years now and he plans to stick around. Like many of the 20-something crowd of staffers, Pearson got his start in grassroots political activism and plans to continue to apply his political and policy