The ranking Democrat on the Legislative Audit Commission has rejected two of the seven subpoenas approved by other committee members Monday.
Representative Frank Mautino’s signature is required for those subpoenas to be issued… but he says two were for former officials whose duties fell outside the scope of the commission’s probe into Governor Pat Quinn’s controversial anti-violence program.
Meanwhile, the leading Republican on the state Legislative Audit Commission says the panel’s investigation of a troubled anti-violence program started by Governor Pat Quinn is not political in nature. In fact, Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington says it would be seen as political if the panel ignored obvious problems and failed to do its job in addressing it.
Barickman says the commission has an obligation to review state audits, figure out why deficiencies occur, and make recommendations for change.