News Archive

Feb 14, 2019, 4:26 PM
Today the Clay County Commission filed for a preliminary injunction asking a Judge to stop the State Auditor from taking any action to enforce unconstitutional demands or subpoenas for records beyond her authority, as outlined in the Missouri Constitution. Continued...
Feb 12, 2019, 12:07 PM
Clay County continues to cooperate with all legal requests from the State Auditor’s Office. All financial transactions made in the past two years have been turned over as requested to the audit team, including 300,000 lines of data and more than 1,300 pages of documents. This Commission is confident that the constitutional issues brought forward are serious and far-reaching. Government requires accountability at all levels. The County looks forward to a Judge addressing these matters.
Feb 4, 2019, 4:30 PM
The State Auditor agreed to halt taking further action on a subpoena for records from Clay County today. Both the Auditor and Clay County agree that serious constitutional issues surround the Auditor’s subpoena power, for which a judicial opinion is needed. Continued...
Feb 1, 2019, 3:55 PM
Earlier today the Clay County Commission served Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway with a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment determining the scope of her constitutional authority. The Commission took this action to protect County taxpayers from footing the bill for the Auditor’s unconstitutional actions. Continued...
Jan 31, 2019, 5:44 PM
On Monday, December 18, the Missouri State Auditor’s staff addressed Clay County officeholders and citizens with preliminary remarks about the scope and process of the audit. The Auditor’s office will conduct a comprehensive performance audit that will include elected offices and departments as chosen by the State Auditor. Continued...
Dec 28, 2018, 4:17 PM
County officials took oath on Friday, December 28, 2018 in the Division 1 Courtroom. Congratulations to those who were voted to serve our citizens!
Dec 28, 2018, 3:50 PM
Keeping up with the weather has been no small task, and we owe a massive THANK YOU to all county staff that put in extra work to keep us safe!
Dec 3, 2018, 1:17 PM
On Friday, November 30, the Honorable Larry D. Harman was celebrated for 26 years of service to the Clay County Circuit Court.
Oct 31, 2018, 12:24 PM
The Clay County Commission voted to authorize the sale of Certificates of Participation to fund improvement projects across the county with no tax increase.
Oct 31, 2018, 12:14 PM
During the Clay County Commission Meeting on September 10th, Eastern Commissioner Luann Ridgeway proposed freezing the county tax rates for 2018 at the current 2017 levels.