He said governments usual response to a problem it cannot fix is to throw more money or more people at it without really identifying what the core issue is. In contrast, Brown said, what he has done at both the borough and county level and what he would do at the state level as auditor general is evaluate systems to determine what is driving a particular problem so there can be a sustainable solution. You have to be willing and able to reach into that system and begin to turn the knobs and redirect that flow as to what the expectations are, raising the bar and having the resolve to stand in the heat, he said. Without identifying DePasquale by name, he said the incumbent touts having saved commonwealth taxpayers $160 million to $180 million over four years by ferreting out waste. That works out to no more than $45 million a year in a state with an annual budget of more than $30 billion, he said. He is spending $60 million to do that if you look at his total cost of operating his office. … It seems absurd that you would continue to operate an office where you cant at least cover your own operating costs, Brown said. Looking at $30 billion, why cant we find more waste? Its there, absolutely. Next months winner will serve a four-year term as auditor general. The position pays $158,764 annually. email@example.com We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines: To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.
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