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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Questions of revealing exit interviews involving state board of accounts audit results

Last year the ILB had a number of entries about Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley, an Evansville Councilwoman who secretly recorded a state audit exit interview about the about the city audit, then made it public. See particularly this July 31, 2014 post.

That came to mind Sunday when the Indianapolis Star's "Behind Closed Doors" had a long item that began:

Eight days before the Republican primary on May 5, Carmel City Council President was briefed on an unflattering audit of city finances he believed could have boosted his ultimately unsuccessful bid for mayor. Sharp, though, was given a 10-day gag order that prevented him from speaking about the report before it was released. The gag order was standard for the annual report from the State Board of Accounts, but the timing meant Sharp was sworn to silence until after the primary.
ILB: Was the gag order "standard," or something instituted after the earlier event? Was there an effort by the SBA to pass legislation after the Evansville event?

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 9, 2015 04:21 PM
Posted to Indiana Government