by Melissa Steel
More transparency and accountability are needed in government, say officials who gathered April 24 to talk about creating a new inspector general position.
Hosted by the Delaware Coalition for Open Government and the Delaware Press Association, a panel discussed the need for a Delaware Inspector General to investigate issues of corruption, waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in the state government…
Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street said he has subpoena power with the ability to get to records faster than the often drawn-out process of filing a Freedom of Information Act request for information. “This absolutely will pay dividends to your state,” he said.
Street said his office has jurisdiction over the Attorney General’s Office, executive branch, public universities and anybody who does business with those entities.