AG Examining Stitt Conflict-of-Interest Plan as Banking Board Approves Merger

Incoming Gov. Kevin Stitt is asking the attorney general to review his plan to step away from his mortgage company as it becomes a bank and to approve a conflict-of-interest policy for his family investments. Meanwhile, the state Banking Board on Wednesday approved the new bank’s state-charter application contingent upon federal regulators’ approval.

How Closely Will Stitt, Legislators Scrutinize State Agencies?

Incoming Gov. Kevin Stitt and lawmakers have proposed a three-pronged look into state agencies’ spending and activities: accountability audits, a new financial transparency office and expansion of the governor’s power to appoint agency heads. How much transparency will it bring?