Whatever Happened With the Big Audit?
Though not always asked in the friendliest of tones, this is a good question.
And the answer is: quite a bit. Renamed “Fiscal Fitness” (not to be confused with the Governor’s anti-donut “Healthy Weight in 2008” initiative), $279,000,000 was found and saved and the program has not closed up shop.
Some highlights of the 279 mill:
> $25,000,000 over three years in the state employee health insurance contract.
> $750,000/year in record storage expenses.
> On-line renewal of eight trade license categories covering 28,000 professionals.
> $15,000,000 over five years by opening the vehicle Emissions and Safety Testing program to competitive bidding. (This and the record storage. We really ought to check into this open bidding thing more often …)