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Democratic Legislators Ask For Audit After Millions Found
Updated May 5, 2013 12:10 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(INDIANAPOLIS)(AP) - Two Democratic legislators are calling for an independent audit of Indiana's state finances after $300 million in tax revenue was lost track of after being collected.

Sen. John Broden, of South Bend and Rep. Scott Pelath, of Michigan City said Thursday they will ask the State Budget Committee to approve the audit when it meets next week.

Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday that the $300 million was unaccounted for because of a software programming mistake. Daniels downplayed the error during a news conference replete with Monopoly props and a miniature Christmas tree.

But Democrats are furious. They say the money could have staved off school funding cuts.
Pelath and Broden say GOP state Auditor Tim Berry is too closely aligned with Daniels to conduct an investigation.

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