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In hard times, government watchdogs are often the first to get the ax

NOVEMBER 10, 2017 | by Mike Maciag | GOVERNING

By Mike Maciag, includes “States have significantly fewer people dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud and abuse than they did when the recession started. … At a time when governments are trying to get a better grip on their finances, many states have cut funds for auditing and oversight. Such positions were sometimes among the first casualties in the aftermath of the recession.”

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