State Representative Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) has introduced HB 1080, which would require that Performance Audits be conducted to improve the efficiency of all Missouri state departments and offices that receive taxpayer funding.

State Representative Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) has introduced HB 1080, which would require that Performance Audits be conducted to improve the efficiency of all Missouri state departments and offices that receive taxpayer funding.

“Missouri does not mandate performance audits to make sure that our tax dollars are being spent as wisely as they should be,” said Riggs. “This bill will require every state department and office that receives taxpayer funding be subjected to a performance audit at least once every four years.”

Riggs said performance audits in others states have led to hundreds of millions of dollars in costs savings, and he hopes Missouri adopts a similar stance.

“I am looking forward to seeing this bill passed into law so we can establish a culture of accountability throughout Missouri state government. We need to become far better stewards of your taxpayer dollars,” he said. “All too often, state bureaucracies act like the money they spend is their money. It is not. That is your money, and this bill will make sure that every entity that takes your hard earned tax dollars is performing at its best all day, every day.”

The full text of HB 1080 is available at the Missouri House of Representatives website, house.mo.gov.