As we said in this space previously, and as we believe the record still shows, the fee-office practice of handing over sometimes lucrative offices to private contractors who make a profit off the selling of driver's licenses is a practice that reflects poorly on the state. The offices are all too often awarded to political allies of the governor, and that opens the door to potential ethical abuses.
Monday, October 09, 2006
News-Leader editorial: Republicans should not be so quick to gloat over license fee office announcement
An editorial in today's Springfield News-Leader takes the Missouri Republican Party to task for gloating over last week's announcement that the governor has been cleared in connection with the investigation of the awarding of license fee office contracts: