Tag: sunshine law

Confide: Governor’s Office setting trend in Capitol of using app that erases texts

Reports say the Governor’s Office uses an app called Confide to keep their mobile messaging nonexistent. The app, available in the iTunes and Google Play Store, touts itself as “encrypted,” “ephemeral,” and “screenshot protected.” Messages sent through the app disappear once they are read but cannot be screencapped when pulled […]

State Auditor requests dismissal in Missouri Alliance for Freedom’s Sunshine case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorneys for the State Auditor are requesting the courts to dismiss the lawsuit against the office on behalf of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom. The lawsuit stems from a July civil suit seeking to compel Auditor Nicole Galloway to produce documents related to an audit of […]

State Board of Education sued for violating Sunshine Law during vote to oust Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hits seem to keep coming following the recent activities from the Missouri State Board of Education and the alleged attempt from Gov. Eric Greitens to oust Commissioner Margie Vandeven. News broke Tuesday morning that one of the former appointees, Rev. Tim Sumners, had filed suit […]

Graves Garrett sues Galloway, Schaaf over open records requests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This week, Graves Garrett attorneys, on behalf of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom, filed civil suits with the Cole County Circuit Court to compel both the Auditor and Sen. Rob Schaaf to produce documents requested under the state’s Sunshine Law. State Auditor Nicole Galloway has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will Missouri Republicans turn the AG office over to MU?

There are a lot of things going great in the state of Missouri, but one institution that has been struggling by any definition is the University of Missouri – Columbia. If you have to create a committee to whitewash your problems, it’s kind of its own admission that there are […]

Court upholds Senate committee recording rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Senate did not violate Missouri’s sunshine law by not allowing Progress Missouri to record committee meetings, the state’s Western District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. Progress Missouri brought the case because they said there had been issues with committee chairs not allowing them to record […]

The air is getting hot in the Show-Me State

Hopefully Trump’s campaign maneuvers are the start of his pulling it together. He owes it to himself, his supporters, the Republican Party, and, honestly, the country to up his game. Moreover, I’d hate to have to admit Mark Reardon may have been right. He has certainly owned a multitude of […]