While the governor’s office hasn’t confirmed it, Missouri House Republican leaders say embattled state Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters is resigning.
House Speaker Elijah Haahr has issued a statement, saying Walters’ resignation “is an important step forward.” The news comes a day after Missourinet reported that Walters had been called to testify before a House oversight committee for a FOURTH time, due to a withholding issue. Oversight Committee Chairman Robert Ross told us Wednesday that Walters failed to provide him with data he requested:
The Department has created a dedicated phone line to answer questions from taxpayers. Governor Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, says their office will make a formal statement via press release this (Friday) morning.