state Senate unanimously approved legislation March 11 that would
require regular performance audits of transportation programs.
for an 11-member transportation performance audit board to review
how money is spent and whether programs have value. The board
would include five citizens, four lawmakers, the state auditor
and a member appointed by the governor.
would administer performance reviews and then determine whether
more targeted audits are required, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.
The bill now
heads to the House, which already approved a similar proposal,
HB1121, calling for performance audits of transportation agencies.
It is nearly certain that an auditing bill will make its way to
the governor’s desk this session, according to the newspaper.