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JOSH GALLION

The audit, which covered a two-year period ending June 30, 2020, revealed that 13 state previously terminated employees and 28 contractors who had finished their work in the building still had active card access.
Just last month the State Supreme Court found that a lower court believed a police officer's lie about his reason for a traffic stop that resulted in a DUI arrest despite what was shown on the cop's body camera. Now we learn that not only are local cops sloppy in their use of breath test machines, failing to replace expired canisters, but the devices our state has been using aren't as reliable as we'd like.
"We are looking purely at the system. It's not about contesting the outcome," Gallion says.
Not only were hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of purchases made outside of the procurement policy required by state law, the North Dakota University System policy, and DSU policy, but this has been an on-going problem for three audits now.

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The American political system works through adversity. At any given time a governing faction holds majorities, and the out-of-power faction serves as the loyal opposition, holding the majority accountable. The Democratic-NPL is clearly terrible at this.
The Department of Agriculture disputes the finding, saying in response to the audit that it had the authority to use the funds for matching salaries tied to the Outdoor Heritage Fund grant, which provides funding to the program.
MINOT, N.D. — We made it to another mailbag Friday, my friends.
"We are working on the how. We are not working on the when."
State Auditor Josh Gallion published an audit of the department last fall that asserted it charged more than $850,000 to the wrong two-year budget cycle and improperly classified workers on the state's re-branding effort and new "Be Legendary" logo as independent contractors instead of temporary employees.
The Department of Transportation rejected 127 requests for personalized plates — most for the inclusion of obvious vulgarities or sexual overtones, but several never saw the roads for reasons more obscure.

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North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion recently referred two of his recent audits to law enforcement for investigation for possible criminal charges.
Commerce Director Michelle Kommer said she has hired a personal lawyer in case charges are filed against her as part of an investigation resulting from the audit.
In September, Auditor Josh Gallion’s office released the report of an audit of the North Dakota Commerce Department.

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