St. Louis, MO – McCaskill says her office will begin the audit as quickly as possible, but cautions that it won't provide immediate answers.
She says the audit will look at the district's finances, management and performance starting at least a year before the hiring of an interim management team last May. A primary goal will be to identify the cause of a projected $90 million budget deficit. McCaskill says her staff will not rush through the process.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Plaintiffs attorneys contributed more than $350,000 to Missouri Governor Bob Holden's re-election campaign, even as state officials considered legislation imposing new restrictions on personal injury lawsuits.
The Center for Ethics and the Free Market, a conservative organization, says attorneys contributed a nearly equal amount of money to the Missouri Democratic Party from January to June.