Missouri Sunshine Law

Missouri Supreme Court: State can’t charge attorney fees for Sunshine Law requests

(Missouri Independent) – In a win for transparency advocates, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that government agencies cannot charge for time attorneys spend reviewing public records that are requested under the state’s Sunshine Law. In a 6-0 decision, the judges ruled that a lower court erred by siding with Gov. Mike Parson in a lawsuit […]

Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut their lawsuit. The allegations — which are included in a 28-page motion seeking sanctions against […]

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State auditor subpoenas Clay County for records

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require the county to turn over documents associated with a citizen mandated audit. An Oct. 24 court ruling confirmed the Auditor’s legal authority to conduct performance audits and dismissed the County Commission’s lawsuit against the Auditor. Clay County officials have yet to produce documentation […]

Subpoena

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 […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Missouri Ethics Commission subpoenas for Greitens’ non-profit bank records

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Ethics Commission wants all bank records from former Governor Eric Greitens’ political non-profit organization. Brian Hauswirth from the Missourinet files this report.     The Commission has subpoenaed Carrollton Bank for all bank records from Greitens’ political non-profit organization – A New Missouri. It wants to examine the information to learn […]

Josh Hawley

Audio: Missouri Attorney General Hawley subpoenas Google again for potential violations of antitrust laws

(Missourinet) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office has served a new investigative subpoena on tech giant Google for possibly violating state antitrust laws. Brian Hauswirth with the Missourinet files this report.     Hawley’s subpoena involves allegations that the company took improper steps to enhance its market power. The legal move follows the European Commission […]

Missouri state capitol

Lawmakers investigating Greitens go to court to get more answers

Lawmakers investigating the governor are going to court to get more answers and Alisa Nelson files this report.     A House committee investigating the governor has filed a civil lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court against the governor’s political action and candidate committees. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that the lawmakers want a […]

Subpoena

Audio: Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on oversight issues more subpoenas

A bipartisan Missouri House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens has issued more subpoenas. House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight Chairman Jay Barnes notes Greitens for Missouri Legal Counsel Catherine Hanaway criticized the committee’s report this month about the Mission Continues charity.     Barnes announced Monday that the committee and House Speaker Todd Richardson have […]

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Special House committee counsel accepts unintended offer from Greitens adviser, will subpoena campaign staff

The special House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens will seek to get testimony from members of his campaign.     After Greitens’ legal counsel Catherine Hanaway complained that the committee hadn’t allowed the campaign to be heard, the counsel to the committee last night said they would be asked to testify. In a statement, Edward […]