Press release from Schweich campaign:
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich today in St. Louis (1/28) announced his candidacy for Missouri Governor at an event in St. Louis. It’s the first in a multi-stop announcement tour that will bring the twice-successful statewide candidate to every corner of the Show-Me State.
In his announcement speech, Schweich spelled out what his three primary goals as Missouri Governor would be: cleaning up the rampant corruption in Jefferson City, promoting economic prosperity for all Missourians and improving Missouri’s struggling public schools.
“Since I became Missouri State Auditor I have worked tirelessly to expose public officials, government departments and agencies stealing, wasting, and misusing taxpayer money,” Schweich said. “My office has helped uncover over 30 corrupt government officials embezzling millions of Missourians’ hard-earned taxpayer dollars, and we’ve identified tens of millions of dollars in waste and abuse in state and local government. However, it’s time to take the next step.
“As a state, we are facing some very serious challenges. We need stronger leadership and more honest government. We need fairer economic policies, and we need to improve our struggling schools. Twice now you have put your trust in me to lead the state as Missouri’s official taxpayer watchdog. Now I am asking that you stand beside me as we fight to make Missouri government more accountable and transparent by putting a true anti-corruption expert in the governor’s mansion.”
Schweich will be in Joplin Thursday afternoon (1/29) to talk about his run for Governor. News Talk KZRG will be there and have full coverage for you afterwards.
The Pittsburg City Commission is willing to gamble on a proposal for a $62 million casino complex that could bring 300 jobs to the southeast Kansas city.
The commission on Tuesday unanimously supported a proposal from JNB Gaming to build a casino, hotel and restaurant complex on land recently annexed by the city.
JNB Gaming's proposal, called the Kansas Crossing Casino Hotel, is one