missouri government http://kbia.org en Study evaluates transparency of Mo. spending http://kbia.org/post/study-evaluates-transparency-mo-spending <p>The Missouri Public Research Group Foundation, a non-partisan organization, conducted a study to rate each of the 50 states on how well they provide online access to government spending data.&nbsp; Missouri received a C+.&nbsp; Phineas Baxandall, a Senior Analyst for Tax and Budget Policy for the U.S. Public Research Group Foundation, says though a lot of spending information is easily accessible, information on some subsidies or funds given to non-governmental is hard to find.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:19:59 +0000 A.J. Feather 51094 at http://kbia.org Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder to launch waste website http://kbia.org/post/mo-lt-gov-kinder-launch-waste-website <p>Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said he plans to launch a state website to gather tips about wasteful spending in Missouri government.</p><p>Kinder, a Republican, said&nbsp; the website should be running soon. He detailed plans for it while asking a legislative committee on Wednesday to increase his office budget by about $38,500, to get it back to its level in 2009.</p><p>Kinder said if the website and his staff don't identify enough wasteful spending to offset the appropriation, he'll return the additional money.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:21:37 +0000 Associated Press 28891 at http://kbia.org Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder to launch waste website