A new audit from Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway's office found questionable spending by Gov. Mike Parson when he was lieutenant governor.
Examples included $111 worth of mileage that was reimbursed via taxpayer dollars for Parson to attend a Kansas City Chiefs game. He also was reimbursed $133 for mileage to attend the opening of country music artist Billy Yates’ theater.
“Good governance and the conduct of state business requires transparency, openness and accountability,” the audit reads.
Christopher Limbaugh, general counsel for Gov. Parson's office, said the travels were part of his official duties to promote Missouri tourism.
“The aforementioned travel was directly related to the role of the lieutenant governor in promoting tourism in Missouri,” Limbaugh wrote in a June 21 letter.
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