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Governor Wolf Will Sign Compromise Office of State Inspector General Bill


first_imgGovernor Wolf Will Sign Compromise Office of State Inspector General Bill Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Transparency Harrisburg, PA – In the spirit of bipartisan compromise, Governor Tom Wolf today announced he will sign Senate Bill 527, sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument, into law later this week. The bill codifies the Office of State Inspector General in statute and sets forth the office’s powers and duties.In addition to granting subpoena power to the office for its internal investigations, the bill allows the IG to investigate and file criminal charges for certain welfare fraud crimes.“The Office of the Inspector General plays an important role within state government and this bipartisan compromise will bolster this vital executive office,” Governor Wolf said. “I want to thank Senator Aument, Democratic and Republican members of the State Government committees, and their staffs for their willingness to work together on amending this bill to ensure the OIG can serve the executive branch and the taxpayers with efficiency and accountability.”Under the new law, the State Inspector General will be appointed by the governor to serve concurrent with the governor’s term in office unless removed. A State Inspector General may not seek election to a political office while serving.Key responsibilities of the Office of Inspector General include:Investigate and report on the administration of programs and operation of executive agencies;Provide evidence of a crime to law enforcement;Make referrals to the Auditor General for the audit;Review complains from any source;Produce public reports and;Make recommendations to agencies for improvement.The Office of Inspector General was initially created by Executive Order in 1987 and is charged with conducting investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse within the administration of state government and the administration of welfare benefits. July 11, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Australian Open: Basic in the second qualifying round


first_imgIn the first round of qualifications for the main draw of the Australian Open, Mirza Basic, a Bosnian tennis player, enrolled in the victory, while Aldin Setkic was defeated.In a match that lasted for an hour and 56 minutes, Basic (180 ATP) celebrated against Lorenzo Guistin (217 ATP) from Italy. The first set ended with a score of 6: 3 for Giustina followed by a reversal of  Basic who won the final 2: 1 (3: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2).IN the second round, Basic will play against Peter Polanskyjog from Canada. Polansky is 134th  on the ATP rankings.After one hour and 41 minutes, Šetkić (256 ATP) lost from Tara Daniel (125 ATP) with result of 2: 0 in sets (7: 5, 6: 4).(Source: klix)last_img