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Madison – Governor Scott Walker today released the Chairman’s Interim Report from the Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Committee.  The Governor convened the committee in January with the goal of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in government and finding increased efficiencies that will benefit taxpayers.  The interim report was written by the Chairman to spur discussion among the public and encourage more ideas on how to improve Wisconsin government.  The interim report identified a possible $260 million in savings.

“The Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Commission has been working hard to find cost-savings to help protect taxpayers,” Governor Walker said.   “Already they have uncovered many ways to improve efficiencies and combat fraud.  The Chairman’s interim report lays out numerous ideas on how government can better serve the citizens of Wisconsin and it asks the tough questions of government that need to be asked.”

“It’s important that the work of the commission does not just become another government report put in a drawer; my administration will take its recommendations seriously and take action where possible,” Governor Walker continued.  “Government has turned a blind-eye to waste for too long, thanks to the work of the commission that is ending in Wisconsin.  I look forward to the continued work of the commission and seeing their final recommendations to improve service and save money.”

The Governor’s Executive Order creating the commission required an interim report be submitted to the Governor in July.  A copy of the interim report is attached.