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Auditor: State Law Doesn’t Allow Political Use of State Cars

October 30th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Jay Nixon using his official car to attend this August 11th, 2007 fundraiser

Hat tip: Prime Buzz

JEFFERSON CITY | There is no law that allows Missouri’s elected officials to use state-issued vehicles for political purposes, even if they later reimburse the state, an audit released today said.

The conclusion from State Auditor Susan Montee, a Democrat, came as part of an audit of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s office. Kinder, a Republican, had been using his state-issued car to attend political events but had been reimbursing the for mileage. Read more…

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