Missouri Auditor finds Sunshine Law violations in closed meetings

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The most common Sunshine Law violations in Missouri include closed-session discussions on issues that should be open to the public, according to a report released Monday by state Auditor Nicole Galloway.

In 25 of 187 audits conducted between January 2014 and June 2015, there was some sort of violation of the state’s open-meetings-and-records laws, spokeswoman Gena Terlizzi said. That amounts to problems with about 13 percent of entities audited. Sunshine Law issues were found mainly in county governments, school districts and cities.  Continue…