Feathered Bastard

Doug Ducey Seeks Expansion of Executive Power in State Inspector General Bill

Those allegedly small-gub'mint Republicans are at it again in the state legislature, proposing a brand spankin' new law enforcement agency, beholden only to the governor, and apparently exempt from state public records law.

The proffered legislation comes in the form of a "strike everything" amendment from state Senator John Kavanaugh (on behalf of Governor Doug Ducey) to House Bill 2420, which would create an "office of the inspector general" to investigate fraud, waste and mismanagement in state government.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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