Ensure Government Is Honest, Efficient

Within a few days after Attorney General Patrick Morrisey suggested all West Virginia state agencies should be subjected to regular audits, Democrat leaders in the Legislature rejected his idea.

Such examinations of the inner workings of government are not needed, they insist.

Tell that to auditors who found suspicious irregularities in a loan program at the Department of Agriculture. Or suggest it to West Virginians who wonder why no one was held accountable for wasting millions of dollars in “broadband expansion” programs.

Most state agencies are headed by Democrats, who also control the Legislature. Rejection of Morrisey’s proposal may lead some Mountain State residents to wonder what the officials are afraid audits might disclose.