Jefferson City, MO – A state audit says the governor's office is not bearing the full cost of its operations, but instead is having state agencies pick up part of the tab.
State Auditor Claire McCaskill says other agencies are paying part of the salaries for people who work in the governor's office. She says other agencies also have been billed for some plane trips that included Governor Holden.
Holden's office says it is trying to operate efficiently. And the practice of billing agencies has existed for quite some time.
Marthasville, Mo. – The small Warren County town of Marthasville is looking for a mayor. No one ran for the position in last week's election; the person who go the most write-in votes says he's not sure he wants the job.
The current mayor Clifford Byrd says he didn't run for post again because the Board of Aldermen refused to raise the $800 annual pay.
Voters on Tuesday elected former Mayor David Lange. But Lange doesn't know yet if he'll accept the part-time post. He says last time he was mayor it was hard to get things done.