Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections offering higher education opportunity for staff and offenders

The Missouri Department of Corrections is working with Ashland University of Ohio to establish a higher education program for staff and offenders. For DOC staff, Ashland University plans to offer a tuition discount for online degree programs through the College of Online and Adult Studies. Offerings include associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs in fields such […]

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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 […]

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Audio: Missouri revenues stabilizing after wobbly few months as taxpayers see increase in withholding

New numbers show state revenues are picking up, but there’s still a 3.2 percent shortage to the state’s bottom line in the current fiscal year. Missouri Budget Director Dan Haug says typically the shortfall would lead to a cut in state services.     The Missouri Department of Revenue is redoing tax tables because it’s […]

Road Work

Weather delays resurfacing project in Harrison and Daviess counties

Rain has significantly impacted the schedule to resurface two sections of U.S. Route 69 in Harrison and Daviess counties this month. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Herzog Contracting Corp. of St. Joseph to mill and complete surface leveling on U.S. Route 69 between U.S. Route 136 (Harrison) and Route C (Daviess) and between […]

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Road closure planned for resurfacing project in Harrison and Daviess counties

Two sections of U.S. Route 69 in Harrison and Daviess counties are getting a new surface this month. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Herzog Contracting Corp. of St. Joseph to mill and complete surface leveling on U.S. Route 69 between U.S. Route 136 (Harrison) and Route C (Daviess) and between Interstate 35 and […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

System glitch leads to continual errors in car title and sales tax issues in 15 Missouri counties

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway 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 time and time again just […]

Minimum Wage

Audio: Efforts to raise Missouri’s minimum wage on ballot in November general election

(Missourinet) – Business owners supporting a ballot measure to raise Missouri’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023 are speaking out. Stacy Jurado-Miller heads the Vecino  Group in Springfield, which is a real estate development firm that specializes in low-income housing. She says taxpayers end up footing the bill for workers with low paying […]

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State auditor finds poor planning in Tax Increment Financing projects in Bethany

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 used effectively as part […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Sunnyview Nursing Home contracts with Energy Solutions Professionals to provide facility upgrades

Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments has entered into an Energy Performance Contract with Energy Solutions Professionals of Overland Park, Kansas. Sunnyview states the contract will result in $215,000 in infrastructure upgrades and that Sunnyview is guaranteed to save more than $32,800 annually in energy and operational costs after energy-saving improvements are made to the facility […]

Livingston County Library

Walgreens building purchased by Livingston County Library Charitable Trust

The Livingston County Library Charitable Trust Board of Directors has announced that it has purchased the commercial building at 917 Washington Street, formerly a Walgreens store. The building will be renovated and will become the new home for a branch of the Livingston County Library that will serve as the Children’s and Teen Library. “After […]

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Grundy County Board of Equalization meetings set for July 16th

Procedures have been announced for taxpayers in Grundy County who have concerns about property assessments. The Grundy County Commission plans to open the Board of Equalization meetings on Monday, July 16th. Anyone wanting to meet with the board to discuss assessment letters should first visit with the Grundy County Assessor’s office. The phone number is […]

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 […]

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AG Hawley, Auditor Galloway in fight with Greitens over use of private attorneys

A battle over Governor Eric Greitens use of private attorneys to represent his office for possible impeachment proceedings has developed.     Attorney General Josh Hawley addressed a letter to state Auditor Nicole Galloway Friday stating that the Office of Governor lacks authority to retain private impeachment counsel. He also said the attorneys claiming to […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Missouri State Auditor finds increasing number of taxpayers receiving late tax refunds

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the timeliness of income tax refunds by the Department of Revenue that revealed refunds to taxpayers have been increasingly delayed at the direction of the Department of Revenue and the Office of Administration. Auditor Galloway issued the report despite unprecedented attempts by the current Governor’s administration […]