Thomas Schweich http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 House Speaker To Deliver GOP Response To Governor's State Of State Address http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-speaker-deliver-gop-response-governors-state-state-address <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, has been tapped to deliver the Republican response to next Tuesday’s State of the State address by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat.</p><p>Jones had been on the short list for the response, usually delivered within minutes of the governor's annual speech. Others believed to be in the running had been Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who has delivered the response several times since Nixon took office, and state Auditor Tom Schweich, who’s running for re-election this fall.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:54:27 +0000 Jo Mannies 33058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House Speaker To Deliver GOP Response To Governor's State Of State Address Mo. Auditor Questions Welfare Expenses In Audit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-auditor-questions-welfare-expenses-audit <p><i>Updated 2:48 p.m.</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Auditor Tom </span>Schweich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is questioning millions of dollars of welfare payments made to low-income residents.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schweich released an annual audit Tuesday examining Missouri's use of $12.7 billion of federal funds during the 2012 budget. He raised concerns about $68 million of expenses, mainly through programs run by the Department of Social Services.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:40:13 +0000 The Associated Press & Maria Altman 10335 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Auditor Questions Welfare Expenses In Audit