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Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway details poor financial condition in Village of Ferrelview

Report outlines reliance on transfers from restricted funds to support core spending, recommends additional oversight over utilities and payroll JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a citizen-requested audit of the Village of Ferrelview (pop. 373), located in Platte County.  The report detailed significant financial concerns, failure to complete long-range … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway details poor financial condition in Village of Ferrelview

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway begins audit of Pemiscot County government

Citizens wanting to provide information are encouraged to contact Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Pemiscot County, located in southeast Missouri. The most recent audit of Pemiscot County was issued in December 2015, with the county receiving an overall rating of … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway begins audit of Pemiscot County government

Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office responds to statement by Clay County Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) On Feb. 4, 2019, the Clay County Commission released a statement regarding a recent legal action.  The response to that statement from the State Auditor’s Office is below: “This is a grossly inaccurate statement.  The subpoena has not been withdrawn.  Today’s legal action took place to ensure the case could proceed … Continue reading Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office responds to statement by Clay County Commission

Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office issues statement in response to legal action by Clay County Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 31, 2019 – The Missouri State Auditor’s Office today issued a statement in response to a lawsuit by the Clay County Commission to prevent the Auditor from conducting a comprehensive review during a citizen-requested audit of Clay County.  Earlier today, Auditor Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require … Continue reading Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office issues statement in response to legal action by Clay County Commission

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of City of New Bloomfield

Review initiated by citizen petition; those with relevant information encouraged to contact Whistleblower Hotline JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 30, 2019 – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced that her office has begun a citizen-requested audit of the government of the City of New Bloomfield, located in Callaway County. “My office will conduct an … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of City of New Bloomfield

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of Monroe City

Citizens encouraged to provide confidential information through the Whistleblower Hotline JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 29, 2019 – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently announced that her office has begun the petition audit of Monroe City, located in northeast Missouri.  The audit was initiated after a citizen petition was submitted to the Auditor’s Office. “My … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of Monroe City

Statement from Missouri Auditor Galloway on today’s court ruling finding the State Auditor’s Office followed the Sunshine Law

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 29, 2019 – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway yesterday released the following statement after Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled that her office did not violate the Sunshine Law.  A politically-connected Kansas City law firm filed the lawsuit on July 17, 2017, on behalf of Missouri Alliance for Freedom, a … Continue reading Statement from Missouri Auditor Galloway on today’s court ruling finding the State Auditor’s Office followed the Sunshine Law

Missouri News: State Auditor Nicole Galloway reaffirms her commitment to fighting public corruption as she is sworn in for second term

Auditor announces creation of Public Corruption and Fraud Division to build on prior success that has resulted in 38 criminal counts in corruption cases JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 14, 2019 – In remarks given after she was sworn in for a second term as Missouri‘s 38th State Auditor, Auditor Nicole Galloway today reaffirmed her … Continue reading Missouri News: State Auditor Nicole Galloway reaffirms her commitment to fighting public corruption as she is sworn in for second term

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of Dent County

Citizens with information encouraged to report to Whistleblower Hotline JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 10, 2018 – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced a regularly scheduled audit (PDF) of Dent County, located in south central Missouri, is underway.  The most recent audit of Dent County government was completed in 2014, with the county receiving an overall … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of Dent County

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway to be sworn in to second term as State Auditor

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – Missouri State Auditor, Nicole Galloway, released the following: On Monday, Jan. 14 at noon, Auditor Nicole Galloway will be sworn in to her second term as State Auditor during a public ceremony in the First Floor Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol.  As State Auditor, Galloway serves … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway to be sworn in to second term as State Auditor

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway issues report on use of highway funds

Missouri State Highway Patrol in compliance with state law JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the use of highway funds by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a division of the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The audit, required by state law, includes a review … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway issues report on use of highway funds

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway supports anti-corruption measure to require state contractors to disclose “dark-money” political donations

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 7, 2018 – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today said that a bill pre-filed this session would bring greater transparency to the awarding of state contracts.  Senate Bill 148, sponsored by state Sen. Scott Sifton, of Affton, requires individuals and entities entering into state contracts of more than $5,000 to … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway supports anti-corruption measure to require state contractors to disclose “dark-money” political donations

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Adair County government

Adair County receives overall rating of “good”; audit makes recommendations to improve county procedures JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a regularly-scheduled audit of Adair County, located in northeast Missouri.  The report received an overall rating of “good”; a previous audit of the county released in 2015 received an overall … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Adair County government

Missouri News: New report from Auditor Galloway examines performance of state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit

State has made improvement efforts, but insufficient staffing and increased call volume have led to longer hotline wait times and the potential for children to be at greater risk JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released her office’s audit of the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit, which is administered by … Continue reading Missouri News: New report from Auditor Galloway examines performance of state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway releases 2018 property tax rates review

Report outlines local property tax rates, changes in tax rate ceilings JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s annual review of local property tax rates.  The State Auditor’s Office reviews rates to determine whether they are compliant with state law and to monitor rate adjustments to ensure revenue neutrality, … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway releases 2018 property tax rates review

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway releases last of City of St. Louis status update reports for six city offices

Reports include Board of Aldermen, Office of Treasurer, Department of Streets, Office of the Sheriff, Department of Health, Department of Public Safety JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced the release of reports providing a status update from city officials on how departments within the City of St. Louis have addressed … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway releases last of City of St. Louis status update reports for six city offices

Missouri Political News: Auditor Nicole Galloway released audit of Audrain County

Report recommends improvements to management of County Collector’s city commissions; report receives overall rating of “good” JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a regularly-scheduled audit of Audrain County, located in central Missouri.  The report received an overall rating of “good.” “Our independent review found taxpayer dollars in Audrain County are … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Auditor Nicole Galloway released audit of Audrain County

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases reports on Crime Victims’ Compensation system

Audits find concerns with data management planning, reliance on manual processes JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently released two reports reviewing the Crime Victims’ Compensation system.  The audits, which were performed by the Auditor’s data analytics team, reviewed the computer system that manages payments to crime victims and made recommendations to … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases reports on Crime Victims’ Compensation system

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway in Smithville to present results of Smithville Area Fire Protection District audit Sept. 26

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway will present the results of an audit of the Smithville Area Fire Protection District on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 p.m., at Smithville Area Fire Protection District Station #2.  The audit covers finances and operations for the district, which serves citizens in both Clay and Platte … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway in Smithville to present results of Smithville Area Fire Protection District audit Sept. 26

Missouri News: Little accountability over millions in taxpayer dollars that go to business recruiting, Auditor Galloway says

Audit identifies concerns with contract oversight, administration of performance-based incentives JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Economic Development Advancement Fund (EDAF), which is primarily overseen by the Department of Economic Development (DED).  The fund supports an exclusive contract with the Hawthorn Foundation for business development and … Continue reading Missouri News: Little accountability over millions in taxpayer dollars that go to business recruiting, Auditor Galloway says

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Andrew County

Report found county miscalculated property taxes, but steps are being taken to correct findings JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of Andrew County, located in northwest Missouri, which received an overall rating of “good.”  The report revealed a miscalculation in property tax collections and brought forward concerns about the … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Andrew County

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Scott County, gives rating of “good”

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a regularly scheduled audit of Scott County, located in southeast Missouri.  The audit, which received an overall rating of “good,” brought to light concerns with the usage of the county’s Election Services Fund. “State law is very specific about the appropriate uses of these funds, … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Scott County, gives rating of “good”

Missouri News: New laws supported by Auditor Galloway to increase government accountability, protect privacy, taxpayer dollars take effect Aug. 28

Auditor again worked with lawmakers from both parties to pass several bills in 2018; seven of her legislative priorities have become law in last three years JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Several legislative priorities of State Auditor Nicole Galloway will become Missouri law this month.  They include measures improving school cybersecurity, protecting whistleblowers, holding government more … Continue reading Missouri News: New laws supported by Auditor Galloway to increase government accountability, protect privacy, taxpayer dollars take effect Aug. 28

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases first round of status update reports for City of St. Louis departments, offices

First of 21 initial reports include Supply Division, Board of Public Service and Department of Personnel JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced the release of three reports providing a status update from city officials on how departments within the City of St. Louis have addressed findings from the last comprehensive audit … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases first round of status update reports for City of St. Louis departments, offices

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway finds no issues in audit of Holt County Collector’s Office

Audit initiated after vacancy; review finds no significant deficiencies JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today that her office has completed an audit of the Holt County Collector’s office.  The audit, which had no findings, was performed after a vacancy in the Holt County Collector’s office.  Per state law, an audit … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway finds no issues in audit of Holt County Collector’s Office

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway statement on charges against former Coffey city clerk, Mary Lou Browning

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a statement following felony charges of stealing and forgery filed against the former Coffey city clerk, Mary Lou Browning. “Betrayal of public trust demands immediate action to restore the confidence of taxpayers.  I appreciate the quick response by Prosecuting Attorney Annie Gibson in light … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway statement on charges against former Coffey city clerk, Mary Lou Browning

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway finds poor planning in City of Bethany TIF projects

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a citizen-requested audit of the City of Bethany, which found that poor planning in tax increment financing projects (TIF) spearheaded by the city resulted in delays and lack of oversight. “Economic incentives can be valuable for communities, but they must be presented transparently and … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway finds poor planning in City of Bethany TIF projects

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway urges independent review of alleged fiscal mismanagement in St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Information provided through Whistleblower Hotline alleges inappropriate expenditures, questionable bonus payments JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has requested the authority for her office to conduct a thorough, independent audit into allegations that public resources were misused in the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Auditor Galloway said her office recently received … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway urges independent review of alleged fiscal mismanagement in St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Missouri News: Reform of financial reporting laws results in increased transparency for taxpayers, Auditor Galloway says

June report shows noticeable improvement in local governments’ compliance with financial reporting requirements JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says her work with the legislature to ensure taxpayers have access to basic financial information about their local government is making an impact.  A bipartisan measure signed into law in 2017 increases accountability … Continue reading Missouri News: Reform of financial reporting laws results in increased transparency for taxpayers, Auditor Galloway says

Missouri Political News: MO Auditor Galloway releases monthly reports on local government, special district financial information

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway yesterday issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of local governments and other political subdivisions with financial reporting laws. One report includes cities, towns and villages while the other lists political subdivisions such as water, fire protection and other taxing districts.  These entities are required to file annual … Continue reading Missouri Political News: MO Auditor Galloway releases monthly reports on local government, special district financial information