The Springfield News-Leader recently editorialized about the confrontational approach taken by Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and Director of Revenue Trish Vincent in dealing with State Auditor Claire McCaskill.
Ms. McCaskill has been no getting cooperation from Blunt or Ms. Vincent in her efforts to do her job and find out how state money and equipment are being used in the process of changing license fee offices from state-owned to independently-owned and operated businesses.
Of course, Ms. Vincent tries to evade the issue by claiming that she does not want state auditors to have access to all of this personal information about us, but that is ridiculous. The auditors have always had access to this kind of information and they are sworn to confidentiality.
This license fee office nonsense is beginning to look like it could develop into a major scandal. You can find Ms. Vincent's response at: