Operation Clean Government strongly opposes Governor Chafee’s proposal to abolish Rhode Island’s Bureau of Audits. We join with other responsible individuals in decrying this latest attempt to eliminate a watchdog function at a time when RI taxpayers need it most.
The non-partisan Center for Public Integrity, in cooperation with Global Integrity and Public Radio international, conducted a State Integrity Investigation survey of all 50 states, and gave each a “Corruption Risk Report Card”. Partly due to a B+ grade for Internal Auditing, Rhode Island ranked ninth best of all 50 states, attaining an overall grade of “C”.
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