There was a bit of interesting Missouri audit news this week, and (thank goodness) it had nothing to do with rumored bigotry or suicide.
Flickr via Doug Wertman Everyone loves a good float trip, and Governor Jay Nixon is no exception.
Instead, an audit released Wednesday revealed that Governor Jay Nixon's office has been spreading its expenses to other agencies, seemingly to cover the fact that the Office of the Governor burns through cash faster than the Cubs burn through optimism. According to the report, between July 2011 and June 2014, fourteen state agencies paid at least $948,000 worth of personnel and travel costs for employees of Nixon's office and mansion.
However, the most interesting part in the report described how Nixon's office expensed $1,300 to take the guv'nor, his wife and four staffers on a one-day float trip.More »