Bummer. It was reported today that the hyperpartisan Missouri State Attorney General and Democratic candidate for governor, Jay Nixon, broke the state purchasing laws.
The News Tribune reported:
Attorney General Jay Nixon’s office on Wednesday rejected Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration’s claim that Nixon violated state laws in the handling of $630,000 in a national lawsuit settlement.
Larry Schepker, Blunt’s commissioner of Administration, said he began investigating Nixon’s office in May at the request of House Budget Chairman Allen Icet, R-Wildwood.
“I have discovered that the state’s top legal officer has violated state law in the operation of his office,” Schepker told reporters. “Attorney General Nixon’s staff intentionally deposited the settlement proceeds into the wrong fund. …
“The grant program created by the attorney general to distribute the funds was in violation of state purchasing laws.”