Missouri Auditor to Play Role in Evaluating Agencies

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – Missouri’s Auditor Tom Schweich says he wants to play a direct role in helping the state save money.   He wants to review procedures at 5 to 10 agencies that receive the most money.

“We this it’s really going to introduce a new ability for the legislature to evaluate agencies and budgets in the future.”  said Schweich.

He said the review could focus on criteria such as overtime policies, travel spending, worker pay and the use of contractors

Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, has introduced a bill authorizing the audit at a cost of about $300,000.

Copyright KMOX Radio/Jefferson City Bureau

  • Ed Golterman

    Saving money is a negative goal. Using money more wisely is actually making money. Look at the influences on the commission that awards tax credits. Are they
    being awarded to the best projects with the best and quickest return? Look at the MOHELA student loan account? Is it still being ‘raided’. Look at the money spent
    by the state convention and tourism commission. Is it doing any good? At all.
    Or, may be this $300,000 could have been put to better use?

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