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Eric Litke
By Eric Litke October 15, 2019

No watchdog yet on Evers’ watch

In a section labeled "Tough measures to hold agencies accountable," Gov. Tony Evers' campaign web site made a series of promises.

It said Evers would replace the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (a pledge we've rated as Stalled) and direct agencies to fully comply with state audits. But the first item on the list was to create an independent Office of the Inspector General "to ensure families have an independent, nonpartisan watchdog keeping an eye on our Wisconsin government."

That office could be created without legislative involvement through an executive order, but nine months into Evers' term he has yet to do so. Evers has created numerous other councils and committees.

Evers spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff said to look for progress on this in the coming months.

Until then, we rate this promise Stalled.

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