Senate Bill 45, also by Senator Tallman, regarding Procurement, notification, and collecting and maintaining information on in-state and out- of- state procurement, sole source changes, etc.
In December the Office of State Auditor released an audit (click here for the audit) which identified numerous findings on procurement irregularities of a regional education cooperative under the direction of the Public Education Department in the issuance of more than $2 million to one out of state entity.
The Candle uncovered this PED and reported on some of it in the summer of 2017, and will be adding to its investigative report shortly.
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