Save Performance Audits

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One of the best ways to save money in a downturn is to identify where the government is wasting money. You do this through performance audits. We have a state auditor whose job it is -- as defined by the people recently -- to do just that.

So our legislature, facing a deficit of nine billion dollars, should encourage the auditor to do his job, right?

The legislature apparently doesn't see it that way, and have cut $29 million from the performance audit funds, 3/4ths of the total fund, preventing State Auditor Brian Sonntag from identifying hundreds of millions in waste.

The Evergreen Freedom Foundation has been all over this, and now The Olympian has weighed in.

Will Governor Gregoire veto it? We'll see ...

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