Bill would create fraud and abuse investigator in Idaho

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Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett is backing legislation that would create a new office to investigate concerns about government fraud, waste or abuse. Stennett, a Democrat from Ketchum, pitched the idea to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday. The panel agreed to introduce the proposal, but a full hearing has not yet been scheduled. Similar proposals have failed to advance in Idaho's Republican-dominant Legislature due to concerns from some lawmakers that the office is unnecessary and would attract unfounded political accusations. Supporters counter that currently there is nowhere for state employees or citizens to go if they have complaints regarding corruption. If...

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Bill would create fraud and abuse investigator in Idaho

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