Audit Finds Lack Of Planning And Oversight On More Than 130 St. Louis Taxing Districts

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A Missouri state audit shows a lack of planning and oversight in more than 130 taxing districts in St. Louis. During a Thursday news conference in downtown St. Louis, Auditor Nicole Galloway released her findings in the first of three audits related to economic incentives. “The rampant use of local taxing…

Witness denounces ‘fictional’ Ukraine election interference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House Russia analyst sternly warned Republican lawmakers in the impeachment probe Thursday to quit pushing a “fictional” narrative that Ukraine not Russia interfered in the 2016 election as they defend President Donald Trump. Fiona Hill, a career expert on Russia, and David Holmes, a State Department official in Kyiv…

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children’s books. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her “Healthy Holly” books to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. Federal authorities say Pugh and…

The Latest: Sondland says testimony has ‘not been perfect’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Gordon Sondland says his testimony has “not been perfect” because President Donald Trump’s administration has refused to give him access to calendars, phone records and other State Department documents that he says might have helped him accurately answer…