Executive Branch articles

Auditor Galloway finds evidence of theft, fraud and cover-up in Village of Leasburg audit

Audit recommends village work with local law enforcement to bring forward possible charges related to missing money JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Nov. 30, 2015) Thousands of dollars in missing funds, altered financial documents and lax oversight by local officials were among the significant findings released today in an audit of the Village of Leasburg by Missouri State

Attorney General Koster announces settlement with Millennium Health

— Missouri to receive over $99,000 —   Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced that Missouri, along with 49 other states and the federal government, has reached a $256 million settlement with Millennium Health, formerly Millennium Laboratories, to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.  Missouri’s share of the settlement will be $99,829.  

Auditor Galloway releases Hannibal School audit, cites concerns with bond issue process

Audit also raises concerns with retirement incentives and electronic data security   HANNIBAL, MO (Nov. 24, 2015) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway presented the results of an audit of the Hannibal School District today.  The report, delivered in the school library, indicated the financial condition of the district has declined and is approaching a “financially


DNR directed to identify projects to be funded with ASARCO funds

BONNE TERRE, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon was in St. Francois County Tuesday touring former lead mining areas. The tour comes with a directive toward the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to identify local projects that would benefit from ASARCO settlement funds. “My administration is committed to moving forward on restoration projects that will benefit


                JEFFERSON CITY—The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Missouri Gas Energy, a division of Laclede Gas Company (MGE), to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its natural gas customers.  The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in April 2004.             The ISRS adjustment reflects infrastructure

Consumer Alert: AG Koster advises Missourians to shop smart this holiday season

  Jefferson City, Mo. – With the busy holiday shopping season here, Attorney General Chris Koster today released tips for Missouri consumers to protect themselves.   “Many Missourians will take advantage of holiday sales in person and online,” said Koster.  “We want to ensure that consumers get their deals as promised.”   Koster offers the

Auditor Galloway identifies top 5 Sunshine Law violations in Missouri government

Auditor highlights common findings related to the state’s open meetings and transparency law JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Nov. 23, 2015) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has identified the five most common Sunshine Law violations found in Missouri government. The list was compiled from audit reports issued between January 2014 and June 2015, and includes problems related

Gov. Nixon joins five former Missouri governors for a panel discussion on economic development in Kansas City

  Gov. Jay Nixon joined five former Missouri governors including Christopher “Kit” Bond, John Ashcroft, Roger Wilson, Bob Holden and Matt Blunt, in Kansas City today (Nov. 20) for a panel discussion on economic development.  The panel was moderated by Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Mike Downing and sponsored by the Hawthorn Foundation, the private nonprofit

Attorney General Koster’s statement on challenge to municipal court reform law

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement on the lawsuit filed against Senate Bill 5:               “SB5 passed overwhelmingly with strong bipartisan support.  The law seeks to stop municipalities from abusing citizens through excessive ticketing practices.  My office will vigorously defend the bill against this legal challenge.”