Ex-lawmaker quits Mo, transportation inspector general job

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | 3:57 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — A former Missouri lawmaker has stepped aside under pressure after a short tenure as transportation inspector general.

Former Rep. Neal St. Onge had landed the job in December after four legislative leaders signed off on his appointment. At the time, St. Onge was co-chairman of the legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight, which employees the inspector general.

The Ballwin Republican's legislative term ended Jan. 7. His former co-chairman, Sen. Bill Stouffer, a Republican from Napton, had scheduled a committee meeting Tuesday to try to remove St. Onge from the job. But St. Onge resigned Friday.

Stouffer says the legislative inspector general position is unnecessary.


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