Tom Schweich

7:32 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients

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Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 6:42 pm

A new audit released Tuesday finds that some welfare recipients in Missouri have used their benefits to buy things besides food and other daily necessities, while others may have moved away but continue to get in-state benefits.

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7:57 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Audit Finds No-Bid Bonds Cost Missouri Taxpayers $43 Million

A state audit released Tuesday finds that local governments and school districts in Missouri have cost themselves $43 million by not allowing competition for underwriting public bonds.

Republican State Auditor Tom Schweich cites the practice of negotiated bond sales, in which an underwriter is hired in advance and sometimes acts as a financial advisor to the local government that issues the bond.

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7:30 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Audit Finds Mo. Document Scanning Policy Broke State Law

An audit released Monday finds that the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) broke state law with its now-defunct policy of scanning documents of driver's license and conceal-carry applicants.

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9:22 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Lawsuit Filed Over Language Used In Teacher Tenure Ballot Initiative

A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over a proposed constitutional amendment requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.

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4:02 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Audit Accuses Mo. Governor's Office Of Overspending

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich released a harsh audit of the Missouri Governor’s office on Wednesday. The findings accuse the governor of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million.

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3:44 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Ballot Initiatives' Authority Upheld

Missouri Supreme Court building.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the State Auditor’s authority to prepare fiscal notes and summaries for citizen-initiated ballot questions. 

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8:15 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Advocates are calling for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to restore funding for early childhood programs now that the state has received its tobacco money.  That and more news from KCUR.

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8:22 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kansas falls to Kentucky in NCAA Championship, ballot lists few candidates for the board of Kansas City Public Schools, deadly bat disease found in Missouri, and more news from KCUR.

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7:33 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:

  • President In Kansas Calls For Unified Economic Fix
  • Helping The Homeless One Ride At A Time
  • Judge Won’t Dismiss Missouri Auditor’s Lawsuit Against Nixon
  • KCPD Doubles Response to Gangs
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