August 21, 2015 •
Audit of Wisconsin Ethics Board Finds No Major Issues
An audit of how the Government Accountability Board (GAB) handles complaints has determined there are no significant problems with the current process used by the agency.
The report by the Legislative Audit Bureau suggested two minor changes concerning timely resolution of complaints and keeping the board provided with the names of at least three people eligible to be hired as special investigators.
GAB Director Kevin Kennedy said, “It puts to rest any questions as to whether the six board members exercise independent judgment when they make decisions about complaints, investigations and penalties.”
Gov. Scott Walker and state Republican leadership are expected to continue to push for an overhaul of the agency.
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