Transportation Spending: It’s time for a comprehensive audit

Jun 17, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  June 17, 2015 “Senate leader on budget deal: ‘I don’t know where we are at’” was the headline of a recent Associated Press story on the budget deal. The story went on to report there’s “no agreement yet on how to pay for transportation projects…” While the Senate leader gathered up votes, I gathered up a few ...

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Kicking Controls Out the Window – No UW oversight by LAB a Recipe for Corruption

Jun 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

    June 10, 2015 “Suspend current law…requiring the Legislative Audit Bureau to conduct an annual financial audit of the UW System. Instead, require the UW System to contract with an independent accounting firm,” read the motion introduced by Senator Harsdorf and Representative Schraa. Recent action by a majority of the state’s budget writing committee not only kicked the ...

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Sen. Vinehout: Reps Craig and Jarchow Display “Staggering Ignorance” of Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB)

Jun 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

Monday, June 8, 2015 Republican Representatives Craig (R-Big Bend) and Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) authored a bill to entirely eliminate the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) and the legislature’s Joint Committee on Audit. Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Audit, harshly criticized the bill. “The breadth of the Representatives’ ignorance of the LAB activities ...

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I agree Governor! Let’s Make Public Schools “Whole”

May 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

May 27, 2015 “Our number one priority gotta to be make (sic) sure that we make K-12 schools, public education in the state, a priority to make sure they’re held whole,” said Governor Walker on April 23rd, as quoted by Wisconsin Radio Network. I agree, Governor! Let’s make public schools “whole.” In a recent late night session, the ...

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Audit Affirms Complaints but also Satisfaction with Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program

May 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  May 20, 2015  Last April I wrote about many complaints I received concerning rides to medical appointments for folks in BadgerCare and other Medicaid programs. People complained drivers didn’t show up, rides were late, drivers didn’t arrive for the return trip home and – at least in one case – the heater did not work in a ...

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Time to Return to a State Department of Commerce

May 14, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  May 13, 2015 “When do we return the economic development initiative and the checkbook to the control of a state agency” John Dunn of Mauston asked in a letter to Legislators. “The WEDC has again failed to follow state law and its own policies in awarding taxpayer-funded incentives to state companies. We need accountability to taxpayers.” Not ...

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