Missouri Department of Revenue
The governor stressed in his news release that the executive “does not in any way authorize or sanction same-sex marriage in Missouri.”
“Hopefully they won’t be too busy to appear this time,” Jones said snidely in the latest development of the ongoing Revenue Department saga.
Director Brian Long announced his resignation, leaving the chairman of the committee investigating the scandal to charge he was thrown under the bus.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Long’s resignation Monday and said it was effective immediately.
He’ll audit the Department of Revenue to find out if personal information from driver’s licences and concealed gun applications is being shared with the federal government.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said the department has been violating state privacy laws by sharing Missourians’ personal information.
Republican lawmakers have raised concerns that documents, particularly concealed gun permits and birth certificates, are being scanned.
“We believe that is a new and illegal hurdle to someone who is trying to exercise their Second Amendment right to a concealed carry permit.”
Revenue officials told a House committee they began requiring documents such as concealed carry permits as part of an effort to deter fraud.
“We want to find out from the department what they’re doing with people’s private information and who they’re sharing that with.”