Nicole Galloway

Missouri’s state auditor candidates tangled Friday over the role of the job in their first — and possibly only — joint appearance.

They also differed over the fate of a disputed ballot measure called Clean Missouri.


Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway's office said the most recent audit of Dallas County was completed in 2014 and, the county received a fair rating. 

According to Galloway, her audits examine how public resources are used, point out problems when there has been inappropriate use of those resources and make recommendations on how taxpayers can be better served. 

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Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt released a statement after Gov. Eric Greitens announced his resignation.

In it, he said, "the governor made the best decision for his family and the state. I look forward to Gov. Parson's leadership and will do everything I can to be helpful."

Updated, 4:40 p.m. Thursday: The Missouri Department of Revenue has turned a stack of documents over to the State Auditor's Office, according to a news release.

Auditor Nicole Galloway took the unusual step of issuing a subpoena Wednesday after the Department of Revenue failed to comply with an earlier request.

Galloway initiated the audit six weeks ago to ensure Missourians owed tax refunds were being paid on time. State law requires returns not paid within 45 days be paid with interest, which Galloway says isn't good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

Of the $8.4 billion in federal money Missouri saw last fiscal year, a small portion of that was spent in a questionable fashion, Auditor Nicole Galloway said Tuesday.

Her audit focused mostly on oversights concerning Medicaid and child care programs through the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Social Services.