State auditor issues second report detailing unemployment benefits received in Missouri through federal COVID-19 response funding

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her second report on unemployment benefits received by Missourians through COVID-19 response funding from the federal government. The report shows that, through April 2021, more than 600,000 Missouri citizens received more than $4.9 billion in benefits made available under several programs. Several federal laws enacted and executive actions taken in […]

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Princeton Board of Education sets date for tax rate hearing; update provided on DNR grant for ball fields

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved bids July 12th. A milk bid was approved from Anderson Erickson, and a fuel bid was approved from MFA Oil of Princeton. Superintendent Jerry Girdner reports the fuel bid was tax free two cents off of retail. The board approved student and staff handbooks. The tax rate hearing […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases audit of Henry County

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of Henry County, located in western Missouri. The audit received an overall rating of “good”, an improvement since a 2015 audit that found several reoccurring issues throughout county government. The audit made recommendations to improve financial oversight in the Prosecuting Attorney’s office. The audit also recommended […]

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Missouri State Auditor makes recommendations to improve spending practices at Western Cass Fire Protection District

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a citizen-requested audit of the Western Cass Fire Protection District, which is located in western Cass County. The audit made recommendations related to spending and budgeting to ensure transparent and effective use of taxpayer dollars. “The citizens served by the Western Cass Fire Protection District requested this audit to […]

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Missouri State Auditor launches audit of Lawrence County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway said today her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Lawrence County, located in southwest Missouri. The most recent audit of Lawrence County was completed in December 2016, with the county receiving an overall rating of “poor.” A follow-up report, released in 2017, showed county officials had made some progress addressing the issues […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve 2020 financial statements audit, presented a multitude of reports

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved the 2020 financial statements audit on June 28th. CPA John Gillum presented an audit report. The Friends of Gallatin fundraising event to be held on June 26th was rescheduled for July 17th due to forecasted rain. The board of aldermen agreed to grant the picnic liquor license request to […]

Laredo R-7 School

Budget amendments approved by Laredo R-7 Board of Education

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved amendments for the 2020-2021 budget and approved the 2021-2022 budget on June 24. The 2020-2021 budget was amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. No information was provided on anticipated revenues and expenditures for 2021-2022. The board also approved a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of […]

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State Auditor’s Office notifies local government entities that recent court ruling will impact allowable local tax rates

The State Auditor’s Office is notifying more than 2,800 local taxing authorities in Missouri that they no longer have the option to calculate local tax rates using a subsection of state law a recent court ruling found to be unconstitutional. The taxing authorities include local government entities such as counties, municipalities, and school and fire […]

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Missouri State Auditor begins citizen-requested audit of community of Town and Country

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced her office has begun an audit of the city of Town and Country, located in St. Louis County. Residents of Town and Country requested the audit through the petition process. “My office will conduct an independent review of the financial practices of Town and Country government to ensure […]

Livingston County Courthouse

Federal expenditures and road needs on agenda of Livingston County Commission next week

The Livingston County Commission will discuss federal expenditures and road needs next week. The commission’s agenda for its meeting at the courthouse in Chillicothe on June 15th includes auditors at 9:30 regarding federal expenditures for 2019-2020 and Angela Shoultz with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission at 10:30 regarding road needs. The Livingston County Commission […]

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Missouri State Auditor launches audit of Harrison County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today that her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Harrison County, located in northwest Missouri.  The county received a rating of “fair” from the most recent state audit, issued in November 2015. “Audits can help local officials take steps to make government more efficient and effective for taxpayers,” Auditor […]