The Missouri State Auditor's Office today issued a statement in response to a lawsuit by the Clay County Commission to prevent the Auditor from conducting a comprehensive review during a citizen-requested audit of Clay County. Earlier today, Auditor Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require the county to turn over documents associated with an ongoing audit. The statement from the office is below:
"The Clay County Commission's legal action today seeks to silence the voices of thousands of its own citizens who asked for their government to be audited. More concerning is the idea that Clay County taxpayer dollars could be used to prevent an audit these same taxpayers requested. Auditor Galloway remains committed to her legal duty to complete a comprehensive audit of Clay County and get taxpayers the answers they deserve."
The previous news release related to the subpoena of Clay County can be found here.