Lawmakers cancel hearings due to Missouri auditor's funeral

4 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Monday, March 02 2015 Mar 2, 2015 Monday, March 02, 2015 11:50:00 AM CST March 02, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are clearing their schedules to allow members to attend Auditor Tom Schweich's funeral.

The Missouri House and Senate canceled most committee hearings scheduled for Tuesday and will go into session later than usual at 4 p.m.

Schweich's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton. The church is an Episcopal one where Schweich was a member.

The Senate canceled all hearings and the House canceled all hearings except for Budget and Ways and Means committee meetings.

Schweich died Thursday morning at his Clayton home in what police say is an apparent suicide.

Schweich, serving his second term as auditor, also was seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the latest information.]

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