State and Regional News
Voter turnout for primary was nearly 25 percent
Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced the unofficial voter turnout in yesterday’s primary election was 24.58 percent. Approximately 998,495 of Missouri’s 4,061,820 registered voters turned out to vote on constitutional amendments and nominate party candidates.
State treasurer invites Missourians to search for their unclaimed property at the Missouri State Fair
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (is asking Missourians attending the State Fair to check his Unclaimed Property list for their name. The Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property team will be available to help Missourians search for and claim their property. Treasurer Zweifel holds more than $822 million in Unclaimed Property for more than 4.8 million owners. He is also asking fairgoers to help him return the military medals he protects as Unclaimed Property.
State treasurer announces new social media campaign to enhance financial literacy among Missourian
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel has announced a new push by his office to promote financial literacy among Missourians young and old through social media. As the state’s chief financial officer and a strong consumer advocate for Missourians, Treasurer Zweifel will share tips and online resources to help individuals and families with important money management topics like teaching kids about money, saving for college, exploring homeownership and investing for retirement.
Temporary post, primaries for 120th district on August 5 ballot
Voters at the polls on August 5 will be asked to vote twice on their ballot for State Representatives in the 120th district. There is a special election to fill the currently empty seat for the remainder of this term (to the end of this year). Those two candidates are Democrat Zechariah (Zech) Hockersmith and Republican Shawn Sisco. The primary election on this ballot is between Democrats Robert Mesger and Zechariah (Zech) Hockersmith, and Republicans Jason Chipman and Shawn Sisco. The winners of those two races will face one another in November.
Research jobs continue growth in Missouri; Gov. Nixon helps celebrate opening of Express Scripts Lab
• Company’s expansion expected to create 1,500 jobs by 2018; $56 million investment brings its total St. Louis footprint to one million square feet
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined leaders of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management company to celebrate the expansion of The Express Scripts Lab, part of an overall campus expansion which is expected to create 1,500 new jobs in St. Louis over the next five years.