Bob Holden has signed legislation giving Missouri lawmakers a greater
say in who gets appointed to the state Highways and Transportation
creates an outside inspector general to “detect and prevent fraud,
waste and abuse” in the Missouri Department of Transportation.
the new law, House and Senate leaders would submit nominees to the
governor, from which he could choose one to fill a vacancy on the
six-member commission. The nominee would then face confirmation
by the Senate.
the governor selected nominees who were confirmed by the Senate.
inspector general created by the law will be outside the department,
working for lawmakers. The inspector general could field citizen
complaints and start investigations.