HARRISBURG – Senator Ryan Aument (R-36) received notification from the Governor’s Office that Governor Wolf intends to sign Senate Bill 527 into law. The legislation statutorily creates the State Office of Inspector General and gives Pennsylvania’s top fraud, waste and abuse investigator more power and authority to conduct investigations.
Senator Aument’s statement is as follows:
“This new law will go a long way to show the people of Pennsylvania that their government leaders genuinely care about finding and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in state government programs and services.
I am proud to have worked with Rep. Mindy Fee who sponsored this legislation in the House and who has diligently worked to be a champion for legislation that values taxpayers and improves government.
I also applaud Governor Wolf for his willingness to compromise throughout this process and sign into law an idea 30 years in the making that began with Governor Bob Casey’s Gubernatorial Executive Order in 1987.
At a time when our citizens are divided on so many important issues, this is one thing we can all agree on – cheaters should never win.”