Springfield Lawmaker Wants Answers in Revenue Scandal

Mike Morgan

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Springfield Lawmaker Wants Answers in Revenue Scandal

CREATED Apr. 22, 2013

From A Press Release

The ongoing scandal with the Missouri Department of Revenue has prompted state Rep. Eric Burlison to submit an official sunshine request for records related to the scanning, saving and sharing of the personal information of Missouri citizens. Burlison said his request is in response to the public outcry from Missourians who want answers in regard to the department’s decision to share the private information of concealed weapon permit holders with the federal government.

“This has been a story that has become more alarming with every new fact that has been discovered. The Missouri people want the truth about what the department has done with their personal information, and I want to do everything I can to help bring that information to light,” said Burlison, R-Springfield.

Burlison added, “What the revenue department has done is entirely unacceptable and in direct violation of the law we put in place to reject the federal REAL ID act. I wholeheartedly support House Speaker Tim Jones who has called on Attorney General Chris Koster to appoint a special investigative committee to get to the bottom of this issue. Missourians deserve the truth.”