Democrats block Republican legislator’s proposal for forensic audit of UC Office of President

Two months after a state audit found mismanagement at the University of California, Democratic state lawmakers on Wednesday blocked a Republican legislator’s proposal to have auditors go back in and look deeper at spending, this time with an eye for possible criminal activity… “I am fighting to return trust in the institution of the UC Office of the President for students, parents, faculty and staff,” Acosta said. “Only complete transparency can accomplish that goal.” However, no Democratic lawmakers on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted to authorize a new audit, so the motion failed… State Auditor Elaine Howle said Wednesday in response to a legislator’s question that she did not find any evidence of misuse of funds. “We didn’t see anything nefarious,” Howle told the panel.

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by Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times.

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