Candidate Martinez Promises to Strengthen Auditor's Office, Governor Martinez Plans to Slash it by 8.8 Percent
Governor Martinez's budget released today calls for an 8.8 percent decrease in the State Auditor's budget. Click the link below to see Martinez's pledge to support the vital mission of the Auditor's office.
Here's the key quote:
“We must give the State Auditor as many resources as necessary to do an effective job,” Martinez is quoted as saying. “We should know where every penny of taxpayer money is spent. It is inexcusable that any government agency or organization goes unaudited and their expenditures unaccounted for. Properly accounting for expenditures should be a requirement for receiving additional appropriations.” [Denish, Martinez support more funding for state auditor, New Mexico Independent, Trip Jennings, 8/24/10]