Clint Zweifel http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Promises, Promises: Scammers Target Student Loans, Unclaimed Property And Government Grants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/promises-promises-scammers-target-student-loans-unclaimed-property-and-government-grants <p>Keep your guard up, gentle consumers. There are anglers among us.</p><p>Here are four recent alerts worth noting:</p><p><strong>1. Illinois Attorney General Sues Student Loan Debt Relief Companies</strong></p><p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued debt relief companies that she says exploit people struggling to repay student loans. Some of the marketing strategies are reminiscent of the way scammers duped vulnerable homeowners facing foreclosure during the mortgage crisis.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:18:35 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 38100 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Promises, Promises: Scammers Target Student Loans, Unclaimed Property And Government Grants Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-transportation-tax-backers-lead-campaign-money-raising <p>The group backing the proposed transportation sales tax is the biggest money-raising operation in the state – but it has yet to air a single TV ad.</p><p>Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs, the campaign committee for the sales tax known as Amendment 7, appears to be entering the final weeks of the campaign with more than $2.5 million to spend.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:45:17 +0000 Jo Mannies 38090 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-zweifel-report-raising-little-campaign-money-unlike-kander-jones <p>In the midst of his second term, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has continued to travel the state to promote his agenda for the state. He has heightened his profile even more in recent days, as he has blasted a tax-cut proposal that the General Assembly has landed on his desk.</p><p>But Nixon has effectively dropped one activity that used to take up a lot of his time: campaign fundraising.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:46:41 +0000 Jo Mannies 35423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones Zweifel Issues Report To Shore Up Missouri's Military Infrastructure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zweifel-issues-report-shore-missouris-military-infrastructure <p>State Treasurer Clint Zweifel issued a report aiming to shore up the state’s military installations and contractors.</p><p>The report comes several months after Gov. Jay <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-partnership-protect-and-enhance-military-presence-missouri" target="_blank">Nixon appointed Zweifel to head the Missouri Military Partnership</a>, an initiative to bolster defense installations throughout the state. Missouri is home to several major military bases, including Whiteman Air Force Base in western Missouri and Fort Leonard Wood in mid-Missouri.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:14:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34902 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Zweifel Issues Report To Shore Up Missouri's Military Infrastructure Politically Speaking: Treasurer Zweifel On Tax Credits, Military Matters And Political Futures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-treasurer-zweifel-tax-credits-military-matters-and-political-futures <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: You can&nbsp;</span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;now.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:11:07 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 34161 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Treasurer Zweifel On Tax Credits, Military Matters And Political Futures Is There A Democrat To Take On Schweich In 2014? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/there-democrat-take-schweich-2014 <p>Democrats may be deciding between "fight or flight" when it comes to taking on state Auditor Tom Schweich in November.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:18:16 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Is There A Democrat To Take On Schweich In 2014? Nixon Announces Partnership To Protect And Enhance Military Presence In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-partnership-protect-and-enhance-military-presence-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay </a><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Nixon</a>has issued an <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/orders/2014/14-01.htm">executive order</a> designed to help prevent military bases in Missouri from being closed or downsized.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The order creates a partnership between state and local officials and business leaders. The goal is for those groups to examine ways to keep and expand the nation's military presence in Missouri.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:34:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Announces Partnership To Protect And Enhance Military Presence In Missouri Unclaimed Property In Missouri Can Now Be Directly Donated To Charity http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unclaimed-property-missouri-can-now-be-directly-donated-charity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri residents who have unclaimed property now have the option of donating that property to charity.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Treasurer Clint </span>Zweifel,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who manages the state's unclaimed property division, made that announcement Wednesday at the State Capitol.&nbsp; He says part of the reason for the new option is that some people are reluctant to reclaim property that's worth </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">only </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">small amounts of money.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:36:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32181 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unclaimed Property In Missouri Can Now Be Directly Donated To Charity Roosevelt High Students Recognized By State Treasurer For Financial Literacy Course Completion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/roosevelt-high-students-recognized-state-treasurer-financial-literacy-course-completion-0 <p></p><p>Students at Roosevelt High School were recognized for their participation in the Regional Bank Financial Scholars program. The students completed a web course that taught the basics of money management, and received certificates in an assembly that included remarks made by <a href="http://www.treasurer.mo.gov/">State Treasurer Clint Zweifel</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zweifel, who hails from North County, feels that the program helps to not only lay a financial foundation for the present, but also teaches the benefits of making good choices for the future:</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:28:19 +0000 Erin Williams 25718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Roosevelt High Students Recognized By State Treasurer For Financial Literacy Course Completion National Debt Group Opens Missouri Chapter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-debt-group-opens-missouri-chapter <P></P> <P><EM>Updated 4:30 p.m. with copy from KBIA's Ryan Famuliner.</EM></P> <P>A bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake.</P> <P>The group, “Fix the Debt Missouri,” joins a larger national group of political and business leaders urging bipartisanship in Washington – as the so-called “fiscal cliff” looms. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:13:45 +0000 KBIA 6593 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Debt Group Opens Missouri Chapter