Punishment For Recent State Scandals?
California State Capitol
Sacramento, CA -- The State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff says it has been a year since the scandals broke and still no action has been taken by the state's Attorney general regarding the Parks and Cal Fire Funding Scandals. Bob Huff wants California Attorney General Kamala Harris to take action against staff who deliberately hid $20 million in taxpayer money. He also wants Harris to use an outside investigator to check into the off-books account kept by Cal Fire.
Huff says, "It's been one year, but no one has been held criminally liable for hiding $20 million and she hasn't even bothered to respond to the request for an investigation into Cal Fire. This is about transparency and accountability. Public servants are entrusted with hundreds of billions of dollars. The people of California need to know that we are watching out for them - providing oversight and taking care of their money. They need to know that we are sincere in our efforts to prevent fraud, waste and abuse - and that there are real consequences for bureaucrats that violate the laws and rules."
Huff made his remarks today on the Senate Floor in Sacramento.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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