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(Updated 4/28/2015, 11:58 a.m.)

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has named her new senior staff.

In a press release issued Tuesday, she named John Luetkemeyer as Deputy State Auditor and Michael Moorefield as Chief of Staff.

Luetkemeyer has been with the Missouri Auditor's office since 1981.  He was promoted to executive staff in 2008 under former Auditor Susan Montee, a Democrat, and also served as Director of State Audits under Tom Schweich, a Republican.

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  Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says he is running for governor in 2016.

Schweich announced his candidacy Wednesday at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. It sets up the potential for a high-profile Republican primary against Catherine Hanaway, a former Missouri House speaker and U.S. attorney.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) confirms he is considering a run for governor and will announce a decision early next year.

Schweich told The Associated Press on Thursday that he believes he has the qualifications, commitment and financial support to run but wants to ensure it is something he and his family want to do.

Schweich's comments came as his supporters released a letter signed by more than 120 people encouraging him to run.

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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says the state lost out on nearly $1.3 million because of how the Office of Administration has billed for a new telephone system.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the Office of Administration was supposed to determine costs for the phone system and charge state agencies for their share. Money would be deposited in a revolving fund and bills paid from that fund.

Auditor Tom Schweich says the state and local governments are routinely violating Missouri's open records and meetings law.

Newscast for March 13, 2012

Mar 13, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Gov. Nixon's request for FEMA aid denied.
  • Schweich blasts state and local governments for not adhering to Sunshine Laws.
  • A MU backup quarterback is arrested in Columbia.
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Lawyers have been back in court arguing over the authority of Missouri's governor to make budget cuts.