Michigan launches office to oversee coronavirus spending

Office of Accountability will ensure money is spent wisely and transparently.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday announced the founding of a new office to oversee the “enormous sums” of money that are being spent during the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan.

The Office of Accountability is charged monitoring money coming into the state to combat COVID-19 and recommending ways to make sure reporting is transparent, accurate, and timely.

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The governor said that combating the virus requires “flexibility” and “money, often in enormous sums.”

“Michiganders have the right to expect—no less so in a time of crisis—that state government will be responsible stewards of their resources,” she said, in the directive announcing the new office.

You can read the full executive directive here.

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