Any government employee who blows the whistle on wrongdoing or mismanagement and saves taxpayers money deserves a reward, not a punishment. State lawmakers might not want to hand out rewards, but they should at least restore legal protections that they and Gov. Eric Greitens took from whistleblowers this year.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, whose job is to focus on state spending, is urging legislators to support whistleblowers, and to add transparency and taxpayer protections to legal settlements. Government runs on taxpayer revenue, and citizens have every right to know how their money is spent.Read more here.