The Monarch Fire Protection District, in West St. Louis County, should expect to be audited later this year after Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the State Auditor’s Office to perform an audit of the fire district. The governor gave the order after reviewing allegations against the fire district sent by the State Auditor’s Office.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has announced a proposal to review how several state agencies spend money.
The one-time review would compare spending habits of five to 10 of Missouri's largest state agencies. Schweich says it could save the state millions of dollars.
Missouri House members have voted without dissent to require information about the governor's travel to be posted on a state website.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says proposals to replace the state's income tax with an expanded sales tax is the wrong way to go.
Nixon spoke Wednesday to members of The Associated Press and the Missouri Press Association at their annual Capitol media event.
Nixon says the tax proposals would require raising the sales tax and levying it on purchases that currently are not subject to that tax. He says that is not smart.
A Safer Missouri, a group in favor of local control of the St. Louis Police Department, announced three additional entities today which have endorsed local control:
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