State Auditor Tom Schweich is in an enviable electoral position after Democrat Jay Swearingen dropped out of this year's auditor's race. Democrats do have candidates that could mount credible campaigns. But the question is whether any of them will run.
Missouri residents who have unclaimed property now have the option of donating that property to charity.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, who manages the state's unclaimed property division, made that announcement Wednesday at the State Capitol. He says part of the reason for the new option is that some people are reluctant to reclaim property that's worth only small amounts of money.
A Roosevelt High student shakes hands with state treasurer Clint Zweifel. The students were recognized today for their completion of the Regiona Bank Financial Scholars Program.
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Roosevelt High students pose with school administrators and state treasurer Clint Zweifel after receiving their certificates. Missouri is one of four states in the nation that requires high school students to complete a course on financial literacy.
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 State Treasurer Clint Zweifel.
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:
State Representative Cole McNary criticized the State Treasurer's handling of Missouri's pensions Tuesday. McNary is the Republican candidate for the office that is currently held by Democrat Clint Zweifel.
McNary outlined problems he sees with the Missouri State Employees Retirement System: He says there are underfunded pensions, naively optimistic forecasts for returns and a debt that will be a burden on taxpayers.
Barnes-Jewish could lose millions in Medicare payments
One of Missouri's largest hospitals could face a cut in Medicare payments because too many Medicare patients are being readmitted soon after discharge.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Barnes-Jewish is one of just three hospitals in the country to perform worse than the national average in readmissions within 30 days for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, for each of the last three years.