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Lawmaker revives call for Inspector General

Joe Irizarry
Delaware Public Media

A House Democrat wants the First State to have an independent Inspector General.

State Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) plans to introduce legislation to creat that position .



Kowalko supported a similar bill in 2007. That passed the House, but it didn’t make out of committee in the Senate.

Kowalko says if created, the position would oversee state run agencies.

"So we can have an oversight of the mechanics of agencies and all the different offices in Delaware," said Kowalko.

Kowalko adds the position would keep state run agencies in order.

"It'll have the ability to investigate any kind of not that it has to be wrongdoing but perceived wrongdoing or perceived missteps or efficiencies that need to be done.”

Kowalko says this legislation is a high priority for him this session.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.