Here's another glimpse at a courthouse argument over accountability. The news was mostly lost among culture war slap fights but an ongoing debate betwixt the Legislature and the Executive will be important as a property tax showdown approaches and impacts local homeowners.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jackson County's government spent millions on no-bid contracts or did not reevaluate contracts for years in violation of the county's charter, according to a state audit released Wednesday. The audit also found the county lacked transparency in how it spent millions on legal, lobbying and other professional services, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said in a news release.