Devlin votes for independent government inspector

State Rep. Laura Devlin

State Rep. Laura Devlin

State Rep. Laura Devlin (Fairfield & Trumbull) enthusiastically supported a proposal today to create an Office of Inspector General, a concept long-championed by former Fairfield State Senate John McKinney when he was in office.

Rep. Devlin is a member of Government Administration and Elections Committee, which voted unanimously for the proposal to create the Office of Inspector General.

“An independent investigator without allegiances to a political party is the most just way to look into any allegations of state government waste and abuses,” said Rep. Devlin. “Let’s shed and reverse Connecticut’s negative public image by rooting out the problem.”

“This proposal will move Connecticut forward and make our state a more transparent government, said Rep. Devlin.

The Office of Inspector General would have broad authority to conduct audits and investigations on all levels of government. The awarding of state contracts would also fall under the purview of the office. In addition, the Inspector General would receive and respond to complaints from employees, whose confidentiality is to be protected. The new office would be independent from politics, have access to all records and have subpoena power as well.

The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for a full debate.

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