Expansion of auditor powers advances in Missouri Legislature

In this Feb. 25, 2021 photo, State Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St. Peters, speaks on the Missouri House floor.

The Missouri State Auditor's Office could soon be allowed to audit any government office it chooses, at State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick's discretion.

During session Wednesday morning, the Missouri House voted to "exceed differences" and adopt the language of House