Really? RI State Gov’t Should Eliminate Internal Audits?

I’m all for cutting government. But this? A page taken directly from the David Cicilline Handbook On Governing?

The Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA) announced its strong opposition today to Governor Chafee’s proposal to abolish the Rhode Island Bureau of Audits. Under the Governor’s proposed FY2013 budget (House Bill 7323, Article 4), the Bureau, which provides the internal-audit function for all of state government, would be entirely eliminated.
“Eliminating the Bureau of Audits, a key tool in preventing corruption, would be a grave mistake,” said Robert Mancini, Executive Director of the RISCPA. “The proposal would undermine transparency, accountability and the crucial internal audit function of the State.”
The Bureau of Audits performs the auditing function for the Executive Branch of the State Government. It provides an independent appraisal and evaluation of the effectiveness of financial and operational controls through objective analyses, evaluations and recommendations.

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JTR
JTR
9 years ago

Makes perfect sense…that Chafee would propose this. Thanks again to the 39%ers.

Bill
Bill
9 years ago

“Thanks again to the 39%ers”
Psss. 39% is more than any other candidate got. That’s how our elections work. 🙂

Patrick
9 years ago

What’s next, stripping the Ethics Board of all its power?
Oh wait…

Sammy in Arizona
Sammy in Arizona
9 years ago

Monique, you’re walking a fine line, as to plagiarism.
Kindly provide the proper attribute or link for this and all future quotations. Are you the author of this comment ?
With love Sammy in sunny Arizona

Contrarian View
Contrarian View
9 years ago

As usual, Sammy blurts out a Tourette’s comment with no connection to the article. Exactly which of Monique’s words do you think are “plagiarized”, Sammy?
To the article: One more reason I’m glad to have emigrated from the Corruptocrat Tyranny of Rhode Island. This is good. The sooner the state collapses, the sooner I can buy beachfront property for a song.

Mike Cappelli
Mike Cappelli
9 years ago

I would have to believe that this would pose a big problem to the rating agencies. And, if there is any criminal liability insurance policy the state has, would they be OK with this??? Me thinks not.
There can be only one reason to abolish this department – so nobody is watching the crooks. Bad idea.!
btw, whose stupid idea is this, anyway? I mean, I know its the governors budget (we all know this is way over Dopey’s head), but just what individual came up with this lame-brained idea?

Max D
Max D
9 years ago

“As usual, Sammy blurts out a Tourette’s comment with no connection to the article.”
I got a Tourette’s comment for Sammy but it probably would get me banned. Does anyone think this is part a warped Chafee plan to sway support for tax increases by making cuts to the most eyebrow raising programs? Wasn’t human services the largest cut to date?

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

“Washington Monument Syndrome, also called the “Mount Rushmore Syndrome”, is the name of a political tactic allegedly used by government agencies when faced with reductions in the rate of projected increases in budget or actual budget cuts. The most visible and most appreciated service that is provided by that entity is the first to be put on the chopping block.” – Wikipedia

Max D
Max D
9 years ago

“(we all know this is way over Dopey’s head)”
Is it Mike? I know that’s the popular opinion and you might be right. I’m starting to think while he maybe socially inept (I know DUH!), he is cold, calculating, and vindictive. Maybe he’s just trying to exact a price from those that don’t go along.

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

Chafee’s right-hand man is long-time RI political insider and Harvard Law graduate Richard Licht. Rest assured that the implications of such policies that are lost on Chafee are not lost on him.

JTR
JTR
9 years ago

Gee…how astute of you Bill. Thanks for the education – you must be a teacher. Had those 39% voted for, I don’t know, say a candidate with a clue, then another candidate would have won.

Sammy
Sammy
9 years ago

The above commentary by Monique was copied word for word from golocalprov.com

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

Sammy The Troll – She provided a link, and the quote is indicated by block formatting. We’re all very sorry that you don’t understand contemporary blogging norms.

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