Thursday, May 31, 2018

State auditor urges legislature to continue investigation into dark money in Missouri politics

(From State Auditor Nicole Galloway)

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today praised the efforts of the Missouri House of Representatives' Special Investigative Committee on Oversight and urged the legislature to continue efforts to root out and combat the influence of dark money and secret donors on state government.

Auditor Galloway encouraged the legislature to move forward with its investigation into coordination between dark-money organizations and state entities. She also urged passage of legislation to effectively put an end to secret donations to 501(c)(4) political nonprofits.

A full copy of the letter sent today is here. An excerpt is below:

Missourians deserve a full accounting of the truth and full disclosure of the extent of dark money's influence on state government. The General Assembly should take action to address this corrupting influence and continue, as it did with the Special Committee, to wisely exercise its oversight.


Anonymous said...

This poor lady and her staff are living in a dream world. How do you expect the ones who profit the most from "dark money" to inspect or regulate something they profit from the most. She does a great job, but I cannot for the life of me understand how someone dedicated like her and her staff can stomach what they see day in and day out. I can only hope that something is done, but with federal politicians leading the way on dark money it is a daunting task with little kudos being given to them.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely!!! We see the effects; let's shine some light on "dark money". This woman the only person in MO politics who has the courage to speak? Gov Greitens' resignation doesn't mean the problems disappear.