state auditor tom schweich http://kbia.org en For Election Junkies, 2014 Is A Great, Big Bust http://kbia.org/post/election-junkies-2014-great-big-bust <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/Mo__Capitol_in_FebMG__1_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>For all intents and purposes, the 2014 election season looks to be a great, big bust.<p>Nobody should be surprised, as 2014 was always a way station to 2016. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:58:47 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 50349 at http://kbia.org For Election Junkies, 2014 Is A Great, Big Bust Audit criticizes regulatory board vacancies http://kbia.org/post/audit-criticizes-regulatory-board-vacancies <p></p><div>A new audit says Missouri has too many vacancies on several advisory and regulatory boards.</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:21:58 +0000 Associated Press 46495 at http://kbia.org Audit criticizes regulatory board vacancies Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients http://kbia.org/post/missouri-audit-alleges-misuse-ebt-cards-some-welfare-recipients A new audit released Tuesday finds that some welfare recipients in Missouri have used their benefits to buy things besides food and other daily necessities, while others may have moved away but continue to get in-state benefits.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The audit centers on the use of </span>EBT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (electronic benefit transfer) cards from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a federal program administered on the state level in all 50 states.&#160; <a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom </a></span><a Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:02:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45451 at http://kbia.org Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients Mo. auditor investigating 13th Judicial Circuit http://kbia.org/post/mo-auditor-investigating-13th-judicial-circuit <p>The state auditor says authorities are investigating missing funds at the office of a central Missouri judicial circuit clerk.</p><p>Auditor Tom Schweich released a report Wednesday on his audit of the Callaway County clerk of the two-county 13th Judicial Circuit.</p><p>Schweich cites more than $11,000 in what he termed "problematic" transactions and $355 in missing funds.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:25:16 +0000 Associated Press 42987 at http://kbia.org Mo. auditor investigating 13th Judicial Circuit Mo. Supreme Court rules for governor in budget battle http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-rules-governor-budget-battle <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled for Gov. Jay Nixon in a budget battle with State Auditor Tom Schweich.</p><p>The court ruled Tuesday that Schweich lacked legal standing at the time to challenge about $170 million of spending cuts announced by Nixon in June 2011. The court said the challenge amounted to a pre-audit of state spending, which it said the auditor cannot do.</p><p>Schweich said the ruling is merely technical and he will consider suing again after doing a new audit of the governor&#39;s office.</p><p>Nixon said the ruling affirms his authority to balance the budget.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:36:02 +0000 Person: Associated Press 41411 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court rules for governor in budget battle Mo. auditor says license policy violated state law http://kbia.org/post/mo-auditor-says-license-policy-violated-state-law <p></p><p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has concluded that officials violated state law by requiring driver's license clerks to make electronic copies of applicants' personal documents.</p><p>Schweich released an analysis Monday concluding the Department of Revenue broke state law by implementing the policy last December without publishing a formal rule change.</p><p>That policy ended in July as a result of a bill passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. But Schweich had been asked in April by senators to look into the policy.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:36:26 +0000 Associated Press 40205 at http://kbia.org Mo. auditor says license policy violated state law Auditor: Columbia TDDs could owe hundreds of thousands in fines http://kbia.org/post/auditor-columbia-tdds-could-owe-hundreds-thousands-fines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri state auditor </span><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/News/vNews.aspx?id=682" style="line-height: 1.5;">says dozens of transportation tax districts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – including some in Columbia - could owe millions of dollars of fines for not properly reporting their finances. But Auditor Tom </span>Schweich<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says Missouri law is unclear about who should collect those fines.</span></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:20:12 +0000 Associated Press 38739 at http://kbia.org Auditor: Columbia TDDs could owe hundreds of thousands in fines Audit Of Mo. Technology Corporation Cites Lack Of Documentation For Admin. Costs http://kbia.org/post/audit-mo-technology-corporation-cites-lack-documentation-admin-costs <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state-run nonprofit corporation needs to improve its transparency, according to an audit released Thursday.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.missouritechnology.com/">Missouri Technology Corporation</a> received an overall good rating, but the audit finds that </span>MTC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has not maintained detailed timesheets or other documents to support the funding it receives for administrative costs, and that those allocations don't always appear to be reasonable.&#160; The audit also finds that financial docum Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:46:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37743 at http://kbia.org Audit Of Mo. Technology Corporation Cites Lack Of Documentation For Admin. Costs Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants http://kbia.org/post/state-audit-gives-poor-rating-management-early-childhood-fund-grants The management of an early childhood fund by the <a href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)</a>&#160;has received a "poor" rating in a state audit released Monday.<p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">State&#160;Auditor Tom Schweich</a> (R) said the Early Childhood Development, Education and Care Fund provided more than $170,000 to three child care facilities that failed to open or expand their facilities as planned.<p>"We found $60,000 spent on a facility that was never built," Schweich said.&#160; "We found $22,500 spent to build a new facility which&#160;was Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:14:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35241 at http://kbia.org Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants Audit gives good rating to Mo. secretary of state http://kbia.org/post/audit-gives-good-rating-mo-secretary-state <p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has given an "excellent" rating to the office of former Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.</p><p>Carnahan's term ended in January, and the state auditor routinely reviews offices when executives leave.</p><p>Schweich's report found no problems with the office's oversight of significant financial functions, no legal violations and nothing lacking in its management procedures. The "excellent" rating is the highest available on Schweich's four-level assessment chart.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:36:01 +0000 Associated Press 30563 at http://kbia.org Audit gives good rating to Mo. secretary of state Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts http://kbia.org/post/mo-high-court-hearing-challenge-spending-cuts-0 <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is examining whether the governor has wide discretion to cut spending, even when revenues aren't running short. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:35:10 +0000 Associated Press 29995 at http://kbia.org Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts http://kbia.org/post/mo-high-court-hearing-challenge-spending-cuts <p>Lawyers for Missouri's governor and auditor are battling before the state Supreme Court over the governor's power to make spending cuts.</p><p>The Supreme Court was to hear arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of about $170 million of budget cuts announced by Gov. Jay Nixon in June 2011 and challenged by Auditor Tom Schweich (schwyk).<br>The case is an appeal of a July decision by a Cole County judge, who ruled that Nixon had a legal right to cut spending but also said that Nixon should not have been able to transfer money among various budgeted purposes.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:44:43 +0000 Associated Press 29955 at http://kbia.org Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts Auditor reviews Mo. Conservation Department http://kbia.org/post/auditor-reviews-mo-conservation-department <p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says his office is starting a new review of the state Department of Conservation. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:12:25 +0000 Associated Press 25902 at http://kbia.org Auditor reviews Mo. Conservation Department Audit gives Mo. Lottery 'good' rating http://kbia.org/post/audit-gives-mo-lottery-good-rating <p>A new state review rates the performance of the Missouri Lottery Commission as "good."<br>State Auditor Tom Schweich released his office's findings Tuesday and says the lottery has been run well.</p><p>The audit did question the lottery for renegotiating and entering into long-term contracts instead of rebidding contracts for services. It also noted that in 2010 and 2011, about $4.9 million of expenses for promotional items, event sponsorships and payments to advertising agencies were not included when advertising costs were reported to lawmakers.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:20:00 +0000 Associated Press 25133 at http://kbia.org Audit gives Mo. Lottery 'good' rating Mo. auditor finds public defender system outdated http://kbia.org/post/mo-auditor-finds-public-defender-system-outdated <p>The Missouri State Auditor released a detailed audit Wednesday on public defender offices and their ability to handle new clients.</p><p>Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich says the way in which the public defender system keep track of its caseloads is outdated. In the audit, Schweich raised concerns regarding the system’s reliance on national caseload standards dating back to 1973. He is deeming the so called “caseload crisis” to be based on “unsupported assumptions.”</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:31:19 +0000 Caroline Hecker 22645 at http://kbia.org Mo. auditor finds public defender system outdated Schweich releases letter to Mo. Gov. Nixon on Maplewood fee office http://kbia.org/post/schweich-releases-letter-mo-gov-nixon-maplewood-fee-office <P><A href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich</A> (R) has released a letter he sent this week to <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </A>(D)&#160;expressing concerns over his administration’s handling of a contract for a St. Louis County license fee office.</P> <P>Earlier this year, the state <A href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue </A>awarded the contract for the Maplewood License Office to a company run by St. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:40:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19994 at http://kbia.org Schweich releases letter to Mo. Gov. Nixon on Maplewood fee office Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives http://kbia.org/post/court-hearing-challenge-ballot-initiatives <p>The authority of the Missouri auditor to write financial estimates for ballot initiatives is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court.</p><p>The high court heard arguments Monday on whether a law directing the auditor to prepare the financial estimates exceeds the limits of the auditor&#39;s authority spelled out in the Missouri Constitution.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:23:39 +0000 Associated Press 16488 at http://kbia.org Court hearing challenge to ballot initiatives KBIA Newscast for June 18, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/kbia-newscast-june-18-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:</p><ul><li>A $13.3 million federal grant to the MU Health System</li><li>A Sedalia Community College will be offering classes in Boonville in the Fall</li><li>The state auditor&#39;s office says a couple of ballot measures would have no cost to taxpayers</li></ul> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:08:21 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 16094 at http://kbia.org KBIA Newscast for June 18, 2012