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Missouri State Auditor releases annual statewide audit

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released the annual Statewide Single Audit, which reviews the state’s financial reporting and the management and spending of $12 billion in federal funds. This year’s Statewide Single Audit reviewed 12 major federal programs and reported eight findings related to eight programs at three state agencies. The audit raised concerns with […]

Sexual Orientation and Gender

Missouri Bill to notify parents if class material, guest speakers in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity

State law could be changed to require that Missouri public school districts tell parents if class material, guest speakers, or displays in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is debating State Representative Chuck Basye’s bill that would let parents have their kids removed from class if […]

Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

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Audit of Missouri Department of Public Safety raises concerns with procedures under agency’s former director

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report raising concerns about the process used by the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) under the agency’s former director when awarding and managing a contract for the coordination of fingerprint technology at local law enforcement agencies. “Missourians should have confidence their tax dollars are being used appropriately […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council informed of possible business venture interested in building at airport

Discussion on several topics dominated a 90-minute meeting last night of the Trenton City Council. Action was taken on just two items and approval was given by the seven council members present to a resolution for reimbursement to the city of over $54,000 in expenditures made since July on the new asphalt plant project. The […]

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Subpoenas issued for Plattsburg Special Road District records as state auditor looks into potential fraud

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 compel testimony and evidence as necessary to conduct an audit. “My office issued these […]

Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson calls on Auditor Galloway to audit Department of Public Safety Director’s Office

The new Missouri Department of Public Safety director describes an internal review of the director’s office as “concerning”, and supports the governor’s call for a state audit. Brian Hauswirth has the story.     The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) includes the State Highway Patrol, the Missouri National Guard, Capitol Police, the Missouri Veterans, […]

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

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 the initial investigation by the State Auditor’s Office. “Our independent review of the Plattsburg Special Road District […]

Putnam County Memorial Hospital

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issues follow-up report on Putnam County Memorial Hospital billing scheme

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes. “Our audit revealed a […]

Federal Investigation

United States Senator calls for federal investigation into billing at Putnam County Memorial Hospital

United States Senator Claire McCaskill has called for a federal investigation of questionable billing practices at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. McCaskill wrote a letter requesting the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services examine billing that occurred when management company Hospital Partners used the hospital as a pass-through for millions […]