Released Dec. 8, 2011
Senator John Broden (D-South Bend) and Representative Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) held a joint news conference today requesting that the State Budget Committee direct an independent audit into the recent discovery of $320 million in unaccounted for state funds. Sen. Broden and Rep. Pelath say an independent audit is needed to restore creditability in the state’s accounting and budgeting practices and to ensure to the public that a similar error won’t happen again.
Sen. Broden and Rep. Pelath were joined by Sen. Tim Skinner (D-Terre Haute), Rep. William Crawford (D-Indianapolis) and Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) on a letter to the Republican leaders of the State Budget Committee asking that the matter be added to the agenda of the Committee’s next meeting, Wednesday , December 14.
Copy of the letter sent to Rep. Jeff Espich (R-Uniondale) and Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville):
For more information on Sen. Broden, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.SenateDemocrats.IN.gov.
SENATOR JOHN BRODEN’S OPENING STATEMENT:
SEN. BRODEN: “Certainly there may be an ongoing role for the auditor’s office….”