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Will Rob Sand, Iowa’s new state auditor, be the taxpayers’ watchdog or a Democratic attack dog?

DECEMBER 4, 2018 | by Barbara Rodriguez | DES MOINES REGISTER

“… But Sand's actions will be viewed through a political lens no matter what he says. And critics already see a political tinge to his actions. Two weeks after the election, Sand sharply criticized a new state report by Mosiman on Iowa's purported Medicaid savings. He challenged the timing of the report and questioned whether it was even complete because it didn't consider additional costs. He said in a statement: 'I was elected to provide truth, integrity, and accountability to Iowans, and they deserve more answers. I will continue to dig into this issue when I assume office in January, as I promised voters.' …”

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