Op-ed on the Importance of State Audits and Oversight

Read Jim Townsend and Dave Trott’s op-ed in Bridge Michigan on the importance of state audits and oversight without partisanship. 

State audits and oversight are too important for partisanship.

by Jim Townsend & Dave Trott – Bridge Michigan – May 6, 2024

“Auditor” may conjure an uncomfortable image of a green eye shade-wearing official combing through tax returns. But auditors, especially those who work for government watchdog agencies like the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) or Michigan’s Office the Auditor General (OAG) do work that is crucial to ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of government programs funded by taxpayers.