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Auditor Galloway finds unaccountable tax districts rack up $1 billion in taxpayer debt

State law allows abuse, mismanagement in Transportation Development Districts, debts incurred without voter approval  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Earlier in the month, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report on Transportation Development Districts (TDDs) that found districts across the state engaging in questionable practices with little oversight or transparency …

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High-Speed Internet Initiative Bringing Broadband Service to Northwest Missouri Schools

Program Will Help Bridge A Critical Divide Between Rural and Metropolitan School Districts JEFFERSON CITY — In early April, Governor Eric Greitens announced a new high-speed internet initiative, which will bring essential internet infrastructure to rural school districts. This program will help bridge the divide between students in rural districts, …

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Auditor Galloway Announces Investigation of State Officials’ Potential Conflicts of Interest

State Auditor to examine state officials’ dual roles serving on the board of a private company while operating as state regulators for that industry JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced the start of an investigation into potential conflicts of interest related to the state’s involvement …

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Legislative Update and Discussion on Teaching Kids about Drones on Missouri Viewpoints

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Update from the Missouri Legislature with Sen. Eigel (R) and Rep. McCreery (D) from Missouri Viewpoints on Vimeo. “Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri. For more information on our Opinion …

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Auditor Galloway finds $1 million in questionable spending, inadequate oversight of Medicaid and child care programs

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued the first in a series of audits related to budget oversight and accountability. The Statewide Single Audit annually reviews the state’s management and spending of $8.4 billion federal dollars, and is part of the State Auditor’s new Budget Integrity Series examining contributing factors …

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Auditor Galloway announces fraud investigation into food assistance program

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced the start of an audit of the Department of Social Services’ food assistance program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. The review will be conducted by the newly-formed Data Analytics Technical Audit unit and will examine safeguards and investigate the occurrence of …

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Auditor Galloway announces audit of Medicaid prescription drug spending and oversight

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced she is beginning a review of the state’s oversight procedures for prescription drug benefits through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. “As we continue to navigate the state’s current budget crisis, we must remain vigilant to ensure tax dollars are managed wisely, and …

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MoDOT Sees an Alarming Increase in Work Zone Crashes in Kansas City

MoDOT’s Kansas City District Office has seen an alarming number of work zone crashes in recent months. In the past six months, our maintenance crews from the Mulberry Maintenance facility alone have been involved in six work zone crashes. In those crashes, injuries to our maintenance workers have varied from …

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Missouri Viewpoints Discusses Charter Schools in Missouri

Missouri Viewpoints Mike Ferguson

The Missouri Charter School Debate from Missouri Viewpoints on Vimeo. “Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri. For more information on our Opinion Section please click here. Missouri State Representative Nate …

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Missouri State Representative Jim Neely – Capitol Report – March 17th, 2017

Legislation to Stop Illegal Use of Herbicides Receives Final Legislative Approval (HB 662)   The House and Senate have agreed to legislation that is meant to stop the illegal use of herbicides that have caused widespread damage to crops in Southeast Missouri.   According to experts from the University of …

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