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West Virginia / Attorney General State Seal
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
PATRICK MORRISEY
Phone: 304-558-2021
Email: communications@wvago.gov
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Beth Ryan
Phone: (304) 558-2021


Release Date: February 10, 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Calls for Regular Audits of State Agencies Following Release of Agriculture Department Audit



Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released the following statement regarding an audit of the Department of Agriculture that was released to the Legislature today:

“Today’s news about additional potential acts of waste and abuse within the Department of Agriculture highlights the need for more regular detailed audits and performance reviews of all agencies, departments and offices within the state. West Virginians should not learn about mismanagement after an elected leader has left office, nor should audits only happen when a new leader is elected and requests a complete review of agency operations. Audits, while time consuming, help to serve as a check and balance on those in power and help to keep public servants honest. I hope all legislators will sign on and support bills that call for regular audits of all state-funded entities every two, and no later than every four years. This is no-brainer legislation.”