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Audit of Missouri Department of Conservation Finds $3.4 Million Spent on $411K Project

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In December, my office released an audit of the Missouri Department of Conservation finding that the cost of a project to reintroduce elk into our state has ballooned to more than eight times its original projected cost.  The project budget

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Audit of New Madrid County and Stoddard County Sheriffs Uncovers Theft

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In November, my office released an audit of the Stoddard County Sheriff’s office which found that an office manager embezzled nearly $15,000. The same day, we released an audit of the New Madrid County Sheriff’s office which found that $79,766

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Bolivar Petition Audit Finds Substantial Problems

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657 Bolivar residents signed a petition to have the city audited, and in December my office released the results of our audit.  What we found was a city government in startlingly poor financial condition and without the proper accounting controls

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Audit of Callaway County Circuit Court Uncovers Embezzlement

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In October, I released an audit of the Callaway County Circuit Court which found serious problems, including missing funds.  The audit was performed at the request of Presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler, who was concerned about the state of the court. 

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Audit of TANF EBT Transactions

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In December, my office released an audit of Electronic Benefits Transfer transactions through the Temporary Aid for Needy Families program, and we found significant evidence of potential misuse.   In all, there were 249 cases – involving approximately $302,000 –

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Speech to CPAC

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I was honored to be asked to address CPAC St. Louis 2013, which took place on September 28. It was a real pleasure to speak to so many people from across the region about the importance of conservative leadership for

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Audit of St. Louis Public Schools Reveals Unlawful Promotions and Precarious Finances

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In September, I announced the results of my audit of the St. Louis Public Schools, one in a series of audits I have performed of our state’s school districts.   One of the most troubling issues I uncovered during the

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Audit of Marshfield Uncovers Serious Problems

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In September, my office announced the results of an audit of the city of Marshfield, which was prompted by a petition from citizens concerned with the financial well-being of their city. I was very alarmed at what was found and

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Audit of Highway Patrol Raises Questions on State Plane Purchase, School Bus Inspections

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In June, my office released the results of an audit of the Missouri State Highway Patrol which determined that the Highway Patrol did not perform any analysis to justify the purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane which will be

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Audit of Early Childhood Development, Education and Care Fund Uncovers Waste

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My audit of the Early Childhood Development, Education and Care Fund found that significant funds had been wasted by the Department of Social Service’s (DSS) Start Up and Expansion fund for child care facilities. Several facilities were awarded money and

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