Lawmakers look to give Missouri state auditor monitoring power

Thursday, February 18, 2010 | 11:38 a.m. CST; updated 12:01 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 18, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers are considering a bill to give the Missouri state auditor legal authority to monitor state pension systems.

The bill comes after a recent court ruling that the state auditor has the authority only to review internal audits completed by the pension systems.

A Cole County Circuit Court judge quashed a subpoena from the auditor to review more documents and interview employees with the state's Local Government Employee's Retirement System.

State Auditor Susan Montee said the state has performed audits on the pension funds since the 1980s. Montee's office has also appealed the court's decision.


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