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Gov. Eric Greitens gives a brief statement moments before signing Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill into law Feb 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 17

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of April 17

Gov. Eric Greitens had a relatively quiet week in Jefferson City, with the only major development being the fast action his administration took on responding to a subpoena from fellow statewide officeholder, State Auditor Nicole Galloway. On Wednesday, Galloway requested the Department of Revenue to turn over documents relating to their management of tax refunds.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway details the findings of her Single Statewide Audit April 4, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Galloway asks for changes to TDD laws after uncovering massive oversight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway is calling for a drastic re-evaluation of the state’s transportation development district (TDD) laws after finding rampant abuse inherent in 12 audited districts, including nearly $1 billion in outstanding project costs used with sales taxes citizens had ability to vote on. Under Missouri’s current TDD law, property developers

State Auditor Nicole Galloway details the findings of her Single Statewide Audit April 4, 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Galloway finds ‘questionable’ spending of federal cash by state departments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her annual Statewide Single Audit for 2016 Tuesday morning and some of the findings on lack of department oversight echo much of what her office discovered last year. Most notably, Galloway found that for the seventh year in a row, the Department of Social Services had

Patrick McKenna provides informational testimony which supports Libla's bill. (Travis Zimpfer/The Missouri Times)

Department of Transportation joins in on paid family leave policy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Earlier this week, Gov. Eric Greitens signed a new executive order instituting a paid parental leave policy for employees working in the departments of the executive branch Greitens’ orders apply to. The Department of Transportation is not included in those agencies, but Patrick McKenna, the director of the department, announced Thursday, that MoDOT would

Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard

Lawmakers call for more government transparency during Sunshine Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The calls for more government transparency continue to ring out through the Missouri Capitol as the state recognizes Sunshine Week. The annual nationwide initiative seeks to remind lawmakers and government officials to renew their commitments to the state’s open records and government transparency laws. “Missourians have long agreed that government should operate

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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

Darryl Chatman speaks with Sen. Brian Munzlinger after his confirmation hearing March 8, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/THE MISSOURI TIMES)

Senate holds confirmation hearing for new UM curators

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three prospective University of Missouri System Curators answered questions from the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee, who continued to express their concerns with the state’s public higher education institution. Gov. Eric Greitens named Darryl Chatman, Jamie Farmer, and Jeff Layman to the board last month, and did so with the desire to

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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

Outgoing Rep. Stephen Webber has been elected as the new chair of the Missouri Democratic Party. (Benjamin Peters/Missouri Times)

Webber, Galloway will be keynote speakers at 46th Missouri Democrat Days

HANNIBAL, Mo. – Missouri Democrats will head to Hannibal this weekend for the 46th annual Democrat Days. Taking place at the Hannibal Inn, the event is scheduled to run from Friday, March 3 to Saturday night, March 4. Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber will be the featured speaker at the Saturday evening banquet, while

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Lawmakers call for monthly reports on state’s lawsuit settlements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With growing concerns over the amount of money being spent by Missouri each year to pay lawsuit settlements, scrutiny of the state’s legal expense fund has become a focal point for several lawmakers. The expenditures by the Attorney General’s Office from that particular fund have come under fire in the past

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