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- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)23
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Mo. auditor to examine local license offices
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is looking into the local offices that issue Missouri vehicle and driver's licenses.
Schweich said Monday his audit will examine the Department of Revenue's process for awarding contracts to run the offices. He also plans to review the operating procedures of some of the 183 license offices.
Missouri governors used to appoint people to run the offices under a political patronage system. But former Gov. Matt Blunt began seeking competitive bids for some offices, and Gov. Jay Nixon expanded that to all offices.
A 2009 law requires license offices to be awarded by a competitive bid process. That same law also gives the auditor authority to examine the records of license offices.