Nixon says he is close to announcing new State Auditor

5 years 3 months 17 hours ago Friday, April 03 2015 Apr 3, 2015 Friday, April 03, 2015 9:32:00 AM CDT April 03, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday he is in "the final stages" of choosing a State Auditor to replace the late Tom Schweich.

Schweich died of an apparent suicide Feb. 26 in his home near St. Louis.

Nixon said a name of the next State Auditor would be announced soon. John Watson has been serving as interim State Auditor since Schweich's death. 

Nixon announced the development during a news conference in which he also discussed a big revenue release toward education and his veto of a bill that would have prohibited former school district superintendents from serving on school boards.

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