Bill authorizing state auditor to freeze funds rushes through Legislature

Last-minute amendment comes as investigation into League of Cities trust is underway

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  • Trudere Provo, UT
    Feb. 17, 2017 9:39 p.m.

    Don't knock John Dougall until you have the full story. He has a phenomenal record of exposing corruption!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 17, 2017 8:53 a.m.

    Truth is truth and only the facts change for the Republican controlled state and local governments and organizations of the GOP. The federal government is starting it's part to the demise of law and order.

  • Florwood American Fork, UT
    Feb. 17, 2017 8:21 a.m.

    I think the history of emergency legislation that doesn't go through typical review and discussion would confirm this is a bad idea.

  • Pei Ru South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 17, 2017 7:57 a.m.

    This is bad policy. An auditor should not have that kind of authority. There needs to be better segregation of powers. Instead, it should be the Attorney General or Governor's offices that have this authority. The auditors should conduct the investigation then recommend to one of those offices they do something about it. Auditors themselves are supposed to stay out of operations.

  • Lifelong Democrat Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 17, 2017 7:49 a.m.

    This is a real bad idea and gross overreach by the administrative branch. John Dougal is not capable of making a decision that doesn't fit his political agenda. This is clearly an issue for the corys to decide period. .

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    Feb. 17, 2017 7:49 a.m.

    I agree that we must protect our hard earned money. I agree that there is a lot of waste and theft. I'am not sure giving Dougall extra judicial power is they way to do it.