September 2, 2016 •
Missouri Audit Reveals Legislative Slush Fund for Lobbyist Meals
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a report Monday revealing a potentially illegal checking account used by legislators to collect contributions from lobbying firms.
The account is purportedly used by the Senate to fund late-night meals during the legislative session. According to Galloway’s report, actively soliciting contributions from lobbyists is a conflict of interest.
Since the audit, Senate officials have vowed to find other ways to purchase meals as necessary.
Photo of State Auditor Nicole Galloway by Nicole Galloway for Missouri on Wikimedia Commons.
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