Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Township, was appointed to the five-member group, which is tasked with investigating spending inefficiencies on state information technology projects.
(TNS) — Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Township, will work a task force in the Michigan Legislature to investigate inefficient spending in state government informational technology projects.
Legislators created the task force to handle overspending in state computer systems. House Appropriations Chair appointed Whiteford on Wednesday, June 5.
"When state computer systems have glitches or don't work properly, Michigan residents may be hurt at a time they need government's help the most," Whiteford said, in a media statement. "It leaves children vulnerable to falling through the cracks of our state support system, and families unable to get the help and services they need. Cost overruns on items like software development take away money that could otherwise be spent on schools, roads and other important services.
"I am ready and willing to work with state departments and vendors to find solutions that will provide better, more cost-efficient service to Michigan residents."
The five-member task force is a bipartisan effort.
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