Posts Tagged ‘Gary Jones’

  • Oklahoman: Oklahoma state auditor’s wish will have to wait for another time

    on Mar 24, 12 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

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    The Oklahoman Editorial LEGISLATIVE leaders apparently weren’t thrilled with the idea of giving the state’s auditor and inspector the resources and the latitude to run a magnifying glass over state agencies. Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones had hoped voters could decide in November whether to amend the state constitution to allow his office to initiate performance audits of state agencies. Currently such audits must be requested by the governor, the agency’s director or the Legislature. As a result, they rarely happen. That will continue to be the case. A House joint resolution (and a companion

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  • Expand auditor’s reach!

    on Jan 9, 12 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

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    Last week, State Representative Jason Murphy, (R-Guthrie), Chairman of the House Government Modernization Committee, said he plans to introduce a Joint Resolution in the next legislative session which would place a state question on the November 2012 ballot amending the State Constitution to allow for the State Auditor to have that authority. “It is vital for the State Auditor to have the tools to thoroughly expose the inefficient and antiquated processes that are conducive to wasting taxpayer funds and corruption,” Murphey said. “Current policy subjects the ability of the Auditor to conduct performance audits to

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  • Legislation to give auditor authority to initiate audits popular with likely voters

    on Jan 3, 12 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    A majority of likely Oklahoma voters would support legislation to give the state auditor the legal authority to initiate systematic performance audits on any or all state agencies, a recent SoonerPoll study shows. Results indicate that 74.2 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled would support such legislation, 56.6 percent said they would “strongly support” it.  Only 16.4 percent said they would oppose the legislation, while 9.4 had no opinion. Government Auditing Standards define a performance audit as “an objective and systematic examination of evidence to provide an independent assessment of the performance and management of

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