One of the more important Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee Chair wants to find out how the Governor and Democrats are spending their money.
Wrap: The head of the House Judiciary Committee Stanley Cox says he wants Governor Jay Nixon and legislative leaders to be open about where they are spending their money.
Governor Nixon has withheld funds from the state budget.
And that has Cox and other Republicans wondering how much he is withholding and how often he is doing it.
|Description: "We could not only determine where it came from, but what the purpose of it is but the effectiveness and the use of that money. That will help the General Assembly to be able to make judgments about the effectiveness of the executive."|
The Judiciary Committee Chairman wants to track Governor Jay Nixon's funds and find out how they are spending their money.
Wrap: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Stanley Cox says that federal dollars are hard to watch once the state agencies have them.
Cox says that the public needs to be more aware how the State and local government are spending their federal money.
He wants it posted on the Missouri Accountability Portal, which shows how tax dollars are being spent throughout Missouri.
|Description: "A federal grant, once it got to the state agency is very very difficult to track. This would certainly help the public track those funds that come from the Governor."|
The Governor's office decline to comment on this bill.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Luke Lyddon.