Tag: Tom Schweich

TWMP: Auditor Nicole Galloway and the Missouri Republican Presidential Primary

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes first-time guest Auditor Nicole Galloway to talk about her first year in office, the crazy week in the Missouri Senate – including her pride in Senate Democrats for filibustering and her personal opposition to SJR 39 – and […]

Audits show ongoing municipal reform

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Late Auditor Tom Schweich announced his municipal courts initiative in October 2014. Just over a year later, the Missouri legislature passed SB 5, capping revenue municipalities could collect from tickets and now seeing a second proposal from SB 5’s sponsor to further limit revenue received from municipal […]

Part Two: 10 of the Most Fascinating People of 2015

Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale Of all the legislation passed in 2015, perhaps no bill has offered such a strong indictment on abusive government as SB 5, authored by Schmitt. While the bill received bipartisan support, Schmitt and Republican leadership made it a significant priority. The impact of the legislation has serious implications […]

Part One: 10 of the Most Fascinating People of 2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay No politician moved the needle more in 2015 than St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. After leading on the issue of equality in marriage last year, Slay led on a host of public policy issues this year. He was at the front of the ban the […]

Hancock leading state GOP into the future

john hancock

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock has weathered a storm of bad press that few experience, let alone, outlast in their lifetimes. After months of laying low, the party held a successful fundraiser last week that may put the Party back in the black and on the […]

Republican infighting occurring after RTW failure

Updated 10:27 a.m., Sept. 22 with a quote from GOP Chair John Hancock JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the right-to-work bill failed to make it out of veto session last week thanks in large part to 21 “no” votes from House Republicans, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wrote an editorial accusing Republicans […]

Danforth sends $10K to Kinder

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Former U.S. Senator John “Jack” Danforth, who delivered a powerful homily at the funeral of late state auditor Tom Schweich calling on a better class of campaigning in Missouri, appears to be backing Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s bid for governor in 2016. Danforth made waves in […]

The Previous Question of Peter Kinder

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced his candidacy for governor near what some are calling the “Ground Zero” of failure of Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon is termed out, but term limits are not stopping Kinder from lumping Democratic gubernatorial candidate and attorney general Chris Koster in with his fellow Democrat. This […]

Galloway to audit Missouri General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s new Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today that her office would begin regularly scheduled audits of the Missouri General Assembly. Galloway said in a release that the audit would include the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate, as well as their supporting functions. The […]

Galloway takes the reins as auditor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Nicole Galloway formally took the oath of office to serve as Missouri’s State Auditor today under uniquely tragic circumstances with a pledge to crack down on cyber security. Galloway, 32, is now the state’s youngest statewide elected official, and formerly served as the Boone County treasurer. Gov. […]