January 8, 2019

Contact: Senator Robert Cowles: (608) 266-0484

Pleased to be Returning as Audit Committee Co-Chair

MADISON– Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) announcing that Senator Cowles will serve as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

“I’m very pleased to be returning as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. Working with my colleagues and the award-winning experts at the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau to ensure that we root out waste, fraud, and abuse in our state government is a unique way that I have the ability to serve the people of Wisconsin. After a busy end to 2018 with numerous consequential audits being released, the importance of the oversight done by the Audit Committee has never been more evident.

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue serving as Co-Chair of the Audit Committee. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on the Committee to dig into the weeds to ensure that our state government is operating in an accountable and transparent manner.”

A complete list of the 42 Audit Reports released in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session can be found on the Legislative Audit Bureau’s website.