Back in March, we listed all of the Dayton Administration scandals involving bad government, cronyism, and lost taxpayer money. This latest scandal may, in fact, put all of them to shame. Channel 9 is reporting that hundreds of millions of taxpayer-funded subsidies may have been fraudulently obtained and sent as cash out of the country, quite probably ended up in the hands of terrorists.
Although we are in the waning days of the session, there has been some action on the part of the legislature. The Senate has proposed a task force and has asked the Legislative Auditor, Jim Nobles to investigate whether the Department of Human Services was negligent in following up on the claims of a whistleblower a year ago.