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Needed transparency in public spending

Melvin B. Miller | 6/5/2013, 2:12 p.m.

The state auditor has the official responsibility to review thoroughly the expenditure of funds by public agencies. It is expected that the result of the audit will not always please the chief of the targeted department. The agency’s rebuttal to the audit provides a transparency that would not otherwise be available.

Citizens of Massachusetts are fortunate to have a vigorous auditor like Suzanne Bump in office to ferret out fraud and abuse in the management of public funds. Now taxpayers can be more assured that the expenditure of public funds will be subjected to close scrutiny.