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Galloway to audit Dept. of Revenue’s issuing of tax refunds as part of Budget Integrity Series

Galloway to audit Dept. of Revenue’s issuing of tax refunds as part of Budget Integrity Series

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As millions of taxpayers continue filing their federal and state returns, many anxiously await the check in hopes of a large return. Oftentimes, that wait can seem to last forever, but Missouri state law requires the Department of Revenue to process income tax returns and send out the refunds within 45

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University of Missouri System audit reveals more than $2 million in ‘hidden bonus pay’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says the latest audit released by her office is personally troubling. On Monday, Galloway’s office released a scathing report detailing how the University of Missouri System hid more than $2 million in “bonus” pay. The audit also revealed what Galloway called irresponsible management in the UM

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

State Auditor says Missouri seized $6.3 million in property in 2016

Auditor Galloway releases compilation of Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act seizure reports JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday released a compilation report which shows law enforcement seized an estimated $6.3 million worth of property in 2016. Under the Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act, law enforcement officials may take possession of property or

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

Auditor Galloway calls on Governor to approve new family-friendly leave policies for state employees

Letter urges administration to review decision to halt policy changes for state workers following the birth or adoption of a child JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Feb. 21, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today issued a letter to Gov. Eric Greitens calling on his administration to approve two important changes to family leave policies for state

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

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

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