Missouri lawmaker seeks investigation into Hawley's disclosure of records under Sunshine Law

Submitted by YanqiXu on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:22am

JEFFERSON CITY — A Democratic state senator is asking the Missouri auditor to investigate whether public records generated by Attorney General Josh Hawley were properly disclosed under the state's Sunshine Law.

At issue are records from Hawley's time in office and his tenure as a professor at the University of Missouri.

Sen. Scott Sifton, a St. Louis County Democrat, wrote a letter to state Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday asking for the investigation. Galloway's spokeswoman acknowledged receiving the letter and said the office will "review the specific concerns."

Sifton said his letter was inspired by a report last week by The Star revealing that Hawley received free representation from one of the most well-connected law firms in Washington, D.C., during his 2016 campaign for attorney general.  Read more...