Auditor responds to changes in conducting audits

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BISMARCK, N.D. - One line in the state auditor’s budget is causing concern for state auditor Josh Gallion. Now before he conducts a performance audit, he must check with an interim committee. Performance audits, according to Gallion, cross over multiple agencies such as the one he conducted of the Governor's office travel patterns.

He says having elected officials sign off on his audits could be problematic.

“It could potentially add politics. It could add other perspectives in the decision making process which we don't feel is in the best interest of the taxpayers,” says Gallion.

Representative Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, said this amendment was in no way meant as retailiation or a way to slow down audits.