Category: Treasurer

Schmitt urges Missouri Legislature: ‘Don’t be like Illinois’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is calling on the state legislature to address a number of financial issues with one simple message: “Don’t be like Illinois.” In a letter penned to the state’s legislators, Schmitt compared Missouri’s current financial state to that of the neighboring Illinois, […]

State Treasurer Schmitt confirms tax cuts are coming to Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s income tax will be seeing some cuts soon. Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt on Thursday released a statement, confirming that Show-Me State taxes will be cut in 2018. Schmitt says that thanks to state revenue growth, Missouri’s highest income tax rate will drop from 6 […]

State Treasurer Schmitt all about taking care of unfinished business in first few months

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s state treasurer, Eric Schmitt, is no rookie when it comes to the legislative session, and though the former senator is no longer serving in the chamber, his influence has been felt in the business of the Missouri General Assembly this year. Schmitt has quickly taken […]

Government officials and private sector both look to provide relief for flood victims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Days of rain and record levels of swollen rivers devastated the Show-Me State this week, and as Missourians now look to recover, members of the government and private sector are looking provide relief. The floodwaters claimed the lives at least two people in Missouri while wreaking […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]