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Court rules Galloway has right to view records commission wants kept secret


RICHMOND – Clay County Commissioners Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway lost another bid to prevent Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway from seeing commission meeting records, based on information released Monday.

“The Missouri Constitution does not limit the auditor’s access to certain kinds of records or evidence in conducting the audit,” Clay County Circuit Judge James Van Amburg ruled after hearing from both sides in the case Oct. 23.

Galloway said the commissioners should listen to taxpayers.