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David Steelman joins St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies to talk about the health of the University of Missouri System, as well as the demise of former Gov. Eric Greitens.

Steelman is a veteran Republican public official who served as a state lawmaker in the 1980s. He’s currently the chairman of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, which oversees campuses in Columbia, St. Louis, Rolla and Kansas City.

Attorneys Ross Garber and Ed Greim were hired by former gov. Eric Greitens to represent him "in his capacity as governor."
Marshall Griffin | St. Louis Public Radio

One of the lawyers who represented former Gov. Eric Greitens before a state House committee investigating his conduct says the state’s rejection of their bills sets a “terrible precedent.”

“If it works this time, then the next time there’s some sort of politically controversial engagement, you’ll have the same thing happen again,” said Kansas City attorney Ed Greim. “We’re going to have to have officeholders who have deep pockets, because they’re going to have to personally pay for state government work.”

Attorneys Ross Garber and Ed Greim were hired by former Gov. Eric Greitens to represent him "in his capacity as governor." June 2018
Tim Bommel | Missouri House Communications

The chairman of a Missouri House committee that investigated former Gov. Eric Greitens doesn’t want the state to pay for his lawyers.

Greitens hired attorneys Ed Greim and Ross Garber to represent him in his official capacity as governor. When questioned under oath by the House investigative committee last month, the two confirmed that they were billing the state for their services – Greim was billing the state $340 an hour, while Garber was billing $320 an hour.

Sarah Steelman
Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio

On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies are pleased to welcome former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman to the program. Steelman provided a candid assessment of Missouri statewide politics — and the legislative process in Jefferson City.

(via John Brunner for Senate; file photo; Wikimedia Commons/U.S. House of Representatives).

Most of the people gathered outside of Washington University’s Edison Theater before a recent GOP Senate Primary debate already knew who they were voting for.  

But Shelby Hewerdine wasn’t sure yet.

So, she drove in from St. Charles to get a better feel for the character of each candidate.

“I don’t know how else people are going to look at it because they are very similar on the issues, so, we’ll see,” Hewerdine said.  

And during the debate, the three main candidates laid out basically the same policy platform. 

Morning headlines- Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jul 26, 2012
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Ill. parents reminded about back-to-school vaccines

Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children's immunizations before they head back to school.

New Illinois Department of Public Health rules require students entering sixth and ninth grades this year to show proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine. That's a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.

Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jul 18, 2012
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Missouri payrolls decline

Missouri officials say state payrolls declined by 4,000 jobs in June while unemployment simultaneously decreased 7.1 percent. Department of Economic Development officials say much of the decline in Missouri non-farm payrolls came in the local government sector, which shed 3,100 jobs in June.

The state unemployment rate has declined or held steady each month since June 2011. The jobless rate last month is the lowest in Missouri since December 2008.

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The three Republicans vying for the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November didn't stray far from the party's script at a debate in St. Charles last night.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: February 19, 2012 - KANSAS CITY -- The civil tone that marked Saturday's first forum featuring all three Republican candidates for the Missouri's U.S. Senate contest disappeared as soon as they left the stage.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 1, 2012 - U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Wildwood, is starting 2012 with far more in the bank than his two Republican rivals for the U.S. Senate: St. Louis businessman John Brunner -- who has put in $1 million of his own money -- and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 11, 2012 - In the first formal debate featuring candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Missouri, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin of Wildwood and former Treasurer Sarah Steelman of Rolla clashed over earmarks and a 2003 bill expanding prescription drug coverage.

Senate hopefuls Akin, Steelman debate

Jan 10, 2012
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Updated at 1 p.m. with comments from the debate.

Two Missouri Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate spent more time criticizing the Democratic incumbent than each other during a debate on Tuesday.

Congressman Todd Akin and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman kept their fire mostly trained on Sen. Claire McCaskill and President Obama during the hour-long forum, which was sponsored by KTRS Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. A third candidate, businessman John Brunner, did not attend.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 9, 2011 - The campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner today announced that he is calling for "a series of debates with his primary opponents," who are competing to challenge U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 13, 2011 - Republican U.S. Senate Sarah Steelman says she's not backing down from her so-far-failed quest to begin holding public debates with her GOP rivals, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin of Wildwood and St. Louis businessman John Brunner.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Sept. 28, 2011 - Businessman John Brunner will finally end months of speculation Monday when he announces whether he is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

Consultant John Hancock confirmed this afternoon that Brunner will make his decision public next Monday in St. Charles.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 10, 2011 - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman may be campaigning, but she says it's unseemly for her two rivals already in Congress: U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Wildwood.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 31, 2011 - Missouri congressional candidates Sarah Steelman and Ann Wagner called for cutting the federal budget and revamping the tax code during separate appearances Saturday at the conservative Smart Girl Summit, held at the downtown Crowne Center.

The summit's final day also featured Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who brought attendees to their feet with his calls for curbing federal entitlement programs and getting rid of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Steelman criticizes Akin over federal budget bill

May 18, 2011
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Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary is only one day old, and Sarah Steelman already is criticizing Todd Akin over federal spending decisions.

Steelman on Wednesday criticized Akin for voting for a "weak-kneed budget compromise" last month among House Republicans and President Barack Obama that cut $38 billion in spending.

Steelman says Akin should have held out for the full $100 billion in cuts originally sought by House Republicans. She called Akin and congressional Republicans "toothless dragons."

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With Missouri Congressman Todd Akin (R) tossing his hat in the ring for next year’s U.S. Senate race, one of his potential successors is keeping mum about whether she’ll join the growing field vying to replace him.

Jane Cunningham (R, Chesterfield) currently represents part of St. Louis County in the Missouri Senate, and has made no secret of her interest in running for Congress.

GOP Rep. Akin to challenge Sen. McCaskill in Mo.

May 17, 2011
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Updated at 2:52 p.m.:

Republican Ann Wagner, who previously announced an exploratory committee for congress, made it official today.

Wagner will run in the Second Congressional District, making her announcement following Akin's official word earlier today.