Capitol Loses a Brain

Word is that Brian Schmidt will be leaving his post as staffer for the Joint Committee on Tax Policy.  Schmidty is one of those Capitol staffers possessing both a wonky brain, and the people skills to build trust on both sides of the aisle.


The joint committee hadn’t actually met in nearly a year, but Schmidty was still the go-to person for “scoring” the fiscal notes of tax credit programs.  For example during special session as a Joplin recovery tax credit was proposed, the Senate stood at ease as senators huddled around Schmidty on the Senate floor to hear his verdict on the proposal’s cost.


Originally in November 7, MOScout