Missouri auditor http://kcur.org en Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients http://kcur.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 13:32:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48526 at http://kcur.org Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients Audit Finds No-Bid Bonds Cost Missouri Taxpayers $43 Million http://kcur.org/post/audit-finds-no-bid-bonds-cost-missouri-taxpayers-43-million <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state audit released Tuesday finds that local governments and school districts in Missouri have cost themselves $43 million by not allowing competition for underwriting public bonds.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/Index.aspx">Republican&nbsp;State Auditor Tom&nbsp;Schweich</a>&nbsp;cites the practice of negotiated bond sales, in which an underwriter is hired in advance and sometimes acts as a financial advisor to the local government that issues the bond.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:57:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46756 at http://kcur.org Audit Accuses Mo. Governor's Office Of Overspending http://kcur.org/post/audit-accuses-mo-governors-office-overspending <p>Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich released a harsh audit of the Missouri Governor’s office on Wednesday. The findings accuse the governor of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:02:24 +0000 Adam Allington 24015 at http://kcur.org Audit Accuses Mo. Governor's Office Of Overspending Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-june-19-2012 <p>The Kansas school finance trial enters its third week. A plan to replace Medicaid in Kansas drew criticism at its first public hearing.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a double dose of Shakespeare in Kansas City.&nbsp; That &amp; more news from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:06:20 +0000 Maria Carter 19631 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Auditor Says No Cost, No Saving For Ballot Measures http://kcur.org/post/auditor-says-no-cost-no-saving-ballot-measures <p>Two ballot questions going before Missouri voters in November won&rsquo;t cost or save the state any money, according the<a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/"> State Auditor&rsquo;s office</a>.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:34:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19628 at http://kcur.org Auditor Says No Cost, No Saving For Ballot Measures