Todd Giroux - The political knock-out game-punch is by any political writer that uses their pen to clear the path for the connected millionaires with ad dollars to spend - with sided slant who cant see their way clear to be fair with candidates with great ideas to move the conversation for the people of main street.
The transparency of government is often promised and seldom delivered by the revolving door of mainstream politicians. I want to change that by hiring the first Inspector General here in Rhode Island to provide continuity of oversight for compliance to state contracts, agreements by executive boards and to the legislative actions and commitments the people of RI take ownership of when leaders make their closed door deals. The role of Inspector General is to investigate waste, fraud and abuse. Federally it is well known with The Department of Health and Human Services and the focus is on Medicare fraud and discovers tens of millions of dollars of abuse per year.
I have been suggesting the Inspector General position for RI since my first run for Governor in 2010 and here is why. The part time RI General Assembly often runs out of time leading to the passage of hundreds of bills at the last session that have serious consequences for RI taxpayers such as the 38 Studios, bridge tolls and infrastructure projects like our new bridge built on top of a decaying hurricane barrier. We all have the experience to know RI's history of projects, waste and duplication be it the RI Resource Recovery, the EDC and all the nooks and cronies built in to the system of existing budget levels.
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