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Missouri Politial News: Auditor Galloway responds to request from Secretary of State for assistance in investigating complaint against Attorney General

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today responded to the request by Secretary Jay Ashcroft for assistance in investigating a complaint against the Attorney General.  The complaint alleges Attorney General Josh Hawley used public funds to support his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.  A routine closeout audit of the Attorney General’s Office … Continue reading Missouri Politial News: Auditor Galloway responds to request from Secretary of State for assistance in investigating complaint against Attorney General

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases monthly reports on local government and special district financial information

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today 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 … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway releases monthly reports on local government and special district financial information

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway issues subpoenas for Plattsburg Special Road District records to aid audit looking into potential fraud

Former secretary/treasurer believed to have documents being sought JEFFERSON CITY, MO – As part of her audit into potential fraud in the Plattsburg Special Road District, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued subpoenas to obtain records being held by the district’s former secretary/treasurer.  The Auditor is authorized by Missouri law to issue subpoenas to … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway issues subpoenas for Plattsburg Special Road District records to aid audit looking into potential fraud

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

Iron County receives rating of “good”; report provides recommendations for greater accountability JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s audit of Iron County, located in southeast Missouri.  The review of county government operations, which gave a rating of “good,” made recommendations in several areas to improve accountability of how … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Iron County government

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

Perry County improves since previous audit; receives overall rating of “good” JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of Perry County, located in southeastern Missouri.  The regularly-scheduled audit received an overall rating of good; a previous audit of the county conducted in 2014 received a rating of fair. “This … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Perry County government

Missouri News: Statement from Auditor Galloway on Governor’s request to audit practices within the Department of Public Safety

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released the following statement in response to the request by Gov. Mike Parson to audit administrative practices within the Missouri Department of Public Safety: Upon review of the Governor’s request, I have committed to performing an independent audit of the administrative practices of the Department … Continue reading Missouri News: Statement from Auditor Galloway on Governor’s request to audit practices within the Department of Public Safety

Missouri News: Missing cash, improper checks and unexplained payments add up to more than $160,000 missing from City of Greenville, Auditor Galloway says

Audit initiated to assist law enforcement; charges filed against former clerk earlier this year JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the City of Greenville, which found more than $160,000 missing from city funds.  The audit was initiated as a part of a law enforcement investigation, which resulted … Continue reading Missouri News: Missing cash, improper checks and unexplained payments add up to more than $160,000 missing from City of Greenville, Auditor Galloway says

Missouri News: Whistleblower contact results in audit of potential fraud at Plattsburg Special Road District

Auditor’s Office investigation reveals allegations of theft, results in termination of former secretary/treasurer JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently accepted a request by the Plattsburg Special Road District in Clinton County to audit potentially fraudulent activity concerning public funds.  The request comes after a complaint to the Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline and … Continue reading Missouri News: Whistleblower contact results in audit of potential fraud at Plattsburg Special Road District

Missouri News: Statement from State Auditor’s Office on response from Missouri Sheriffs’ Association

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri State Auditor‘s Office released the following statement on the response by the Missouri’s Sheriffs’ Association to the audit of Missouri’s sexual offender registration (SOR) program: It’s unfortunate that the Sheriffs’ Association decided to weigh in this way. During the audit process, audit staff met with the head of the … Continue reading Missouri News: Statement from State Auditor’s Office on response from Missouri Sheriffs’ Association

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway discovers money is missing, city funds were misused in Glasgow

Whistleblower tip led to request to audit by city; thousands went missing or were misused under watch of former city administrator JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Thousands of dollars are missing, city funds were used to pay a personal credit card and firearms are unaccounted for according to an audit of Glasgow released by State Auditor … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway discovers money is missing, city funds were misused in Glasgow

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 releases audit of City of St. Louis Supply Division

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released the first in a series of audit reports of the City of St. Louis focusing on the city’s Supply Division. The audit found the division can do more to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently on purchases for city departments. “Simple steps like competitive … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway releases audit of City of St. Louis Supply Division

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: Auditor Nicole Galloway says more domestic vilence victims could be helped if government red tape was eliminated for shelter funding

More than 28,000 shelter requests were unmet in 2017; audit shows victims in Missouri were turned away at higher rate than five surrounding states JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report on domestic violence shelter funding that found burdensome requirements in state law have meant an inefficient and uneven … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway says more domestic vilence victims could be helped if government red tape was eliminated for shelter funding

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: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway reports $42K missing in citizen-requested audit of city of Winona

Lack of oversight and poor procedures allowed suspicious activity to continue undetected JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a citizen-requested audit that shows more than $42,000 missing and unaccounted for in the city of Winona, located in Shannon County.   Lack of oversight and poor accounting procedures allowed the suspicious activity … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway reports $42K missing in citizen-requested audit of city of Winona

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway urges reform to CID laws after discovering pattern of self-dealing, lack of accountability

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report on Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), which found that lax oversight of taxpayer-funded projects has allowed for spending decisions to be made by those that benefit the most.  Taxpayers will be burdened with increased taxes to pay for an estimated $2.2 billion in … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway urges reform to CID laws after discovering pattern of self-dealing, lack of accountability

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway finds inaccuracies in Department of Revenue’s computerized mapping system results in inefficiencies for taxpayers in rural communities

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the state’s sales and use tax collection processes, which are administered through the Department of Revenue.  The report found inefficiencies affecting citizens at license offices throughout the state, especially in rural counties. “Taxpayers should not have to provide the same documentation … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway finds inaccuracies in Department of Revenue’s computerized mapping system results in inefficiencies for taxpayers in rural communities

Missouri Auditor Galloway launches audit of Miller County

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced a regularly scheduled audit of Miller County.  The most recent audit of Miller County, located in central Missouri, was released in November 2014.  During that audit, the county received an overall performance rating of poor.  A follow-up report was issued by the State Auditor’s … Continue reading Missouri Auditor Galloway launches audit of Miller County

Missouri Auditor Galloway releases monthly reports on local government and special district financial information

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today 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 … Continue reading Missouri Auditor Galloway releases monthly reports on local government and special district financial information

Missouri Auditor Galloway releases monthly reports on local government and special district financial information

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today 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 … Continue reading Missouri Auditor Galloway releases monthly reports on local government and special district financial information

Auditor Galloway supports legislation giving law enforcement additional tools to fight public corruption

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI/December 19, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is giving strong support to newly introduced legislation that would provide law enforcement additional tools to hold accountable public officials who abuse their authority. Senate Bill 552, sponsored by state Sen. Bob Dixon of Springfield, includes greater penalties in public corruption cases and allows … Continue reading Auditor Galloway supports legislation giving law enforcement additional tools to fight public corruption

Statement from State Auditor’s Office on recent actions by Greene County Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/December 12, 2017 (STL.News)-On Friday evening (Dec. 8), one day after pledging full cooperation with the State Auditor’s Office, the Greene County Commission announced the hiring of a private law firm to review allegations that public resources were misused to advocate for the passage of a sales tax ballot measure. Auditor Galloway brought … Continue reading Statement from State Auditor’s Office on recent actions by Greene County Commission

Auditor Galloway issues audits of Pike County government and court

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/November 30, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released audit reports of Pike County and the Pike County Circuit Court, both located in northeast Missouri.  The county received an overall rating of good while the court received an overall performance rating of fair. “These audits make recommendations to improve oversight and … Continue reading Auditor Galloway issues audits of Pike County government and court

Auditor Galloway releases review of 2017 property tax rates

Report outlines local rates, finds compliance among taxing authorities JEFFERSON CITY, MO/November 30, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s annual review of local property tax rates for all taxing authorities in Missouri. The State Auditor’s Office reviews rates to determine whether they are compliant with state law and to monitor … Continue reading Auditor Galloway releases review of 2017 property tax rates

Auditor Galloway releases report of common issues in contracted license offices

Report compiles audits of 23 license offices completed over two years JEFFERSON CITY, MO/November 15, 2017 (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report of concerns identified in license offices throughout the state. The report compiled issues identified in audits of contract license offices since May 2015. “Missourians simply want efficient and effective … Continue reading Auditor Galloway releases report of common issues in contracted license offices