Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Good, The Bad, and The Really Bad Stuff

Ohio's Paul Hackett has endorsed Democrat Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate.

Another aide to Republican Rep. Bob Ney has been subpoenaed. The Dispatch has the story. It seems that the feds are getting closer and closer to Ney. When will they get to Ney?

(Dispatch)- ...Four audits of the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services failed to reveal problems that escalated into about $1 billion in possible misspending.

Two reviews were part of standard state audits conducted by Auditor Betty D. Montgomery covering 2002 and 2003. Two others were performed by independent accountants at the request of the agency serving Hamilton County’s poor and jobless for the same two years.

The first hint of misspending came in late 2004 in a financial review conducted by Montgomery at the request of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which administers the programs.

It was the first such review conducted on Hamilton County since 1993.

The questioned $1 billion now comes from a separate audit by the state Job and Family Services department of spending from 2002 through 2004....

Which party has been in power all this time? Ohio Republicans
Which party failed to find the fraud? Ohio Republicans
How did they 'audit' the agency? Looks like Montgomery has gotten a little sloppy. If this happened in Hamilton County, doesn't make you wonder what other stuff the Republicans are hiding.