LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Auditor Charlie Janssen may ask state lawmakers to find ways to enforce the findings his office makes after review spending by state agencies.
Currently, there is little that Janssen’s office can do besides call attention to bad management practices and questionable spending when it is found.
The latest example came earlier this month several problems were found in an audit of Nebraska Brand Committee. The director resigned, but was then offered a new job at the agency with the same pay.
Janssen says auditors often find the same lingering problems when they return to an agency three or four years after the last audit.
Auditors can ask prosecutors to look into a problem, but most cases don’t rise to that level.