Missouri State Treasurer returns $45 million of Unclaimed Property in first year as treasurer

Missouri State Treasurer returns $45 million of unclaimed property in first year as treasurer

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has made history by returning more Unclaimed Property in his first year than any previous treasurer in Missouri history. Treasurer Schmitt today announced he returned $45 million in Unclaimed Property during his first year in office, surpassing the previous record of $29 million. “I’m proud of our team for breaking yet […]

Farmers Market

Doubling food stamp benefits at Missouri farmers’ markets

Farmers’ markets are pulling out all of the stops as a guilt-free alternative as many people stuff themselves silly during the holidays.  Known for their fresh produce, meats, and dairy, farmers’ markets are now attracting lower-income families with incentives through various government food-aid programs such as SNAP and WIC.  Corrina Smith, executive director of Columbia […]

Crime

Missouri gets more dollars to help reduce violent crime

The eastern district of Missouri is getting additional resources to help reduce violent crime. With a report on the story, here is Jill Enders.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has selected the Eastern District of Missouri to receive additional resources to tackle violent crime. The district will receive two additional Assistant U.S. Attorneys to focus […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Missouri State Auditor finds increasing number of taxpayers receiving late tax refunds

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the timeliness of income tax refunds by the Department of Revenue that revealed refunds to taxpayers have been increasingly delayed at the direction of the Department of Revenue and the Office of Administration. Auditor Galloway issued the report despite unprecedented attempts by the current Governor’s administration […]

Hepatitis

Hepatitis A case identified in Dexter, Missouri

A case of Hepatitis A has been identified in a food handler that worked while potentially contagious at Huddle House in Dexter, Missouri. The restaurant, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Senior Services and Stoddard County Health Center, is investigating and has taken necessary control measures to decrease the risk of spreading the […]

Military Service Academy Plaques

Sam Graves announces nominations to U.S. Military Academies

U.S. Representative Sam Graves announced the United States Military Service Academy nominations for students in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. Each year, members of Congress are tasked with selecting qualified students from their respective districts to attend one of America’s prestigious military academies. “North Missouri year in and year out has produced impressive candidates for our nation’s military […]

Missouri Economic Dashboard

Government transparency group applauds Treasurer Schmitt’s Missouri Economic Dashboard

Only a few months after launching the Missouri Economic Dashboard, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is already garnering national recognition for his work to make economic data more easily accessible to the public. Truth in Accounting, a national watchdog group that advocates for state government transparency, supports this effort. “The Missouri Economic Dashboard is a helpful […]

House keys and hand with pen

Missouri renters gain more rights in eviction cases

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that tenants have the right to a jury trial for rent and possession evictions.  The unanimous ruling in the case of Brainchild Holdings LLC v. Cameron is expected to help crack down on illegal evictions throughout Missouri. The tenant, Stephanie Cameron, who is blind, alleged that her landlord failed […]