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

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

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

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

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

Sunshine law doesn’t glow in most local governments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A newly released audit shows an alarming lack of transparency in local municipalities and government across the state. Two out of three local governments failed to comply with Sunshine Law requests filed with their offices. In a conference Tuesday morning, State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her office’s findings, saying that local governments

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MoDOT passes financial audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Transportation is celebrating the return of another clean audit. Every year, the department has independent auditors review their finances, and once again, the report has been unmodified. The audit was conducted by RubinBrown, the same firm that handled the previous year’s audit. “In our opinion, the financial

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Barrett asks legislative committee for increased funding for public defenders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Michael Barrett, the director of the State Public Defender’s Office, met with members of the Joint Committee on the Justice System Tuesday on the eve of veto session to continue making his case for increased funds. This summer, Barrett made national headlines for an open letter he sent to Gov. Jay

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TWMP: Hummel visits for Labor Day and RTW

On a special Labor Day weekend edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes House Minority Leader Jake Hummel, D-St. Louis, to discuss his likely trip to the state Senate and replacing Sen. Joe Keaveny. They also speak on the upcoming veto session and the controversial “gun bill” on the docket, the dispute

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Audit shows concerns in state inspections

Building and construction audit finds state inspections lacking, Auditor Galloway says JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the Office of Administration’s Division of Facilities, which is responsible for building and construction oversight. According to the audit, due to inadequate funding, state facility maintenance had been delayed and some

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PSC sets deadline for Ameren MEEIA audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission set their deadline Wednesday for those wishing to intervene in the prudence audit of Ameren adherence to the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA). Those wishing to intervene in the case must apply by Sept. 12, 2016. PSC staff will file its recommendation after the audit Dec. 22. The audit

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