Two months ago, the state’s constitutional officers were sworn
into office, but only one of them was new to his office: state auditor Doug
Hoffer, who’s role is to ensure that taxpayer money is spent wisely. We talk with Hoffer about the performance
audits his office is undertaking on topics like the health care contracts for
prisons and state workers’ cell phone use. We also look at the announcement last week by
Governor Peter Shumlin that the state should forgive $6 million owed to the
state by towns with TIF districts.
Also in the program, VPR news analyst Hamilton Davis looks
at the whether the Shumlin administration has made progress in its state goal
of controlling health care costs.
And we look ahead to the business before the Legislature