Governor 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, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs fall to The Shelbyville Golden Bears in Varsity Volleyball action 25-17, 25-18, 25-22.Batesville vs. Shelbyville Varsity VB (8-22)‘Unforced error made a huge difference in the point swings, which proved to be our ultimate downfall. Shelbyville played a more consistent level. Their were times where we got them reeling and scored sequential points, but our level of play has to be more consistent. Since we are young, it will take a bit of time to get there.’ Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.The Lady Bulldogs did win the JV contest 25-21, 25-21.Batesville vs. Shelbyville JV VB (8-22)The Lady Bulldogs will welcome the wildcats of Franklin County for Our conference home opener on Tuesday the 25th. JV start time is scheduled for 5:00pm.