CLAY COUNTY, MO – The state auditor claims the Clay County Commission is trying to prevent a comprehensive review during an audit requested by citizens.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway indicated in a press release, the idea that taxpayer dollars could be used to prevent an audit the taxpayers requested, is concerning. Galloway has issued a subpoena requiring Clay County to turn over documents related to the audit. She also indicated that obtaining basic information should not be “this difficult”.

The cost of the petition audit will ultimately be paid for by Clay County.