Barnes vows independent review of waste, fraud

Freshman state Rep. Jay Barnes said Thursday his new interim committee will “do a broad investigation into tax credit authorizations in general, and the background checks that go into them.”

House Speaker Steve Tilley on Wednesday named Barnes, R-Jefferson City, as chairman of a special “Interim Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability.”

Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition. Newspaper subscribers: Click on an e-Edition article and log in using your current account information at no extra charge. For e-edition help, e-mail circ@newstribune.com. Click here to purchase the full version of archived articles.

Tilley, R-Perryville, charged the committee with investigating waste, fraud and abuse in state government — starting with Mamtek, a company which promised to create jobs in Moberly but, so far, has failed even to complete construction or start operations.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments