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Legislation targets county posts

Legislation targets county posts

May 2nd, 2012 in News

Cole County's circuit clerk would become an appointed position, and the county auditor would have to approve payable claims as a "ministerial" duty, if the Legislature passes and Gov. Jay Nixon signs two of the bills the state Senate debated Tuesday.

Senators could have their final vote today on a bill allowing a majority of the judges in the 19th Circuit (Cole County) and 22nd Circuit (St. Louis City) to appoint their circuit clerks.

Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, added Cole County to the bill in the wake of Circuit Clerk Brenda Umstattd's recent resignation.