As we work to pass a fiscally responsible 2011-2013 state budget in the face of a $3 billion budget deficit, it is imperative that we do everything we can to cut wasteful government spending. Governor Walker has asked for help from citizens in identifying and reporting instances of government waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars.
Some common instances of fraud include:
• Dishonest or inaccurate unemployment insurance claims
• Falsified child care logs submitted for compensation under the Wisconsin Shares child care program
• False overtime wage claims by State employees
If you witness instances or waste, fraud, or abuse, or have suggestions on how a government program can be run in a more fiscally responsible manner, I encourage you to provide feedback through the Governor's Web site by clicking here.