MNGOP Statement on Issues at DHS

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2019Contact: Becky Alery
763-360-1711
bla@mngop.com
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding the tumultuous situation complete with fraud and resignations at the Department of Human Services:

“After Inspector General Carolyn Ham’s departure from Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) due to widespread fraud, we were led to expect a renewed focus on seeking out and eradicating fraud and wasteful spending. Instead, we learned the child care fraud investigation has yet to begin and have witnessed the resignation of three top officials in the past week, cumulating with DHS Commissioner (of only six months) Tony Lourey. Governor Tim Walz needs to step up, take control of his Administration, and increase transparency to the Minnesotans he represents.”

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