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Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Galloway announces new policy to cover domestic violence-related leave for employees

Galloway announces new policy to cover domestic violence-related leave for employees

State Auditor calls on all state elected officials and government leaders to guarantee personnel policies cover domestic violence-related incidents JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is looking to protect employees in domestic violence situations. This week, the top-ranking Democrat in statewide office put in place new policies in her office that ensure domestic

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, questions a witness on a budget request. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel, Missouri House Communications)

Galloway says her office can handle increased workload on same budget funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office has seen an increased workload over the past year, but the top-ranking Democrat in Missouri’s executive branch says her team can accomplish everything they need to with the exact same budget presented to the Legislature during the previous year. Galloway presented her office’s budget requests before

Auditor Galloway releases monthly report on Transportation Development District finances

Districts in Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis areas did not submit required reports JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 1, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued her office’s monthly report detailing Transportation Development District (TDD) compliance with financial reporting laws. TDDs offer financial incentives through property and sales tax collections, with the intent of encouraging

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Galloway: Almost half of Missouri municipalities do not meet transparency law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report Monday indicating 44 percent of all towns, cities and other municipalities failed to adhere to a finance transparency law. Statute dictates every county, city, town and village must submit to the auditor’s office an annual report of all their finance transactions within six months

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Prevailing wage audit finds issues with Division of Labor Standards’ investigations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A newly-released audit shows some issues with Department of Labor’s enforcement of the state’s prevailing wage law. The report issued Wednesday by the State Auditor’s Office raised concerns with the complaint investigation process, worker safety, and notification requirements. “When we invest in our state through projects that add jobs to the

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High number of initiative petition filings puts strain on auditor’s office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office is currently experiencing a glut of initiative petitions that are wearing its resources thin. Between Nov. 21 and Dec. 8 – a span of just two-and-a-half weeks – 88 initiative petitions were submitted to the state auditor’s office by Secretary of State Jason Kander for the

Missouri's state auditor Nicole Galloway addresses members of the media during a press conference over the findings of her team's audit of Sunshine Law compliance in local government. BEN PETERS/MISSOURI TIMES

Galloway to audit legal defense fund after claims of harassment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced she will open an audit of the State Legal Defense Fund, the pool of money used to make payments due to lawsuits filed against the state. Galloway said the audit has been prompted by reports of widespread sexual and racial harassment within the Missouri Department of

Release: Auditor Galloway reports more than $7K in fraudulent activity in office of former Wright County Collector

Audit uncovers inappropriate tax breaks, other questionable actions JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Dec. 7, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit that uncovers new inappropriate and potentially fraudulent activities by former Wright County Collector Cynthia Cottengim. The former collector resigned in July after pleading guilty to forging nearly $500 worth of checks from

Release: Two year ‘tax transparency gap’ prevents Missourians from finding missing tax refund dollars

  An oversight in state law leaves some state taxpayers in the dark about money owed back to them JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Nov. 29, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says an audit of the Department of Revenue’s tax division has revealed an oversight that’s keeping Missourians in the dark about millions of dollars owed

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Galloway reports more than half of local governments did not report finances this month

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a monthly report Tuesday on local government reports of their finances as required by Missouri law. Of the 24 cities, towns or villages required to submit their finances to the state auditor’s office, only 11 did so. Among those who failed to report included Kansas City,

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