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Wed September 7, 2005
Federal Grants for Department of Ed Will be Audited
Laramie, Wy – All federal money coming to the Wyoming Department of Education will soon be audited. The director of the Department of Audit, Mike Geesey, says they are setting up a system to track grants coming to the state.
He says previously it was hard to tell where federal money was being spent.
Geesey says this is just the beginning and they'll eventually audit all federal grants coming to state government. He says this makes the system more efficient and produces a nice audit trail.
The previous head of Education, Trent Blankenship, accused the governor of playing politics by auditing his agency. He stepped down and now there is new head of the Department. Governor Dave Freudenthal says he's not concerned that this could again be seen as political because he and the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction support the effort to make sure the law is observed and things are done as efficiently as possible.