State Lawmaker Launches Whistleblower Website For Wasteful Spending
A new website seeks to reduce wasteful spending in state government. Covington Representative John Schroder launched StopLouisianaWaste.com to allow individuals to anonymously report state government waste.
“You would think at this stage in the game we would have squeezed out all the inefficiencies that exist in Baton Rouge, but that just doesn’t seem to be the case,” Schroder said.
Schroder says given the state’s budget problems, lawmakers have to make sure they’re spending every penny of taxpayer money wisely. He says he will personally investigate each incident and provide the information to the proper agency.
“I’ll look into each one. If they have to go to the IG or the secretaries, I’ll do it anonymously,” Schroder said.
Schroder stresses that people can post to the website anonymously. He says he’s interested to see what people will say in private that they wouldn’t say in public.
“It’s designed to give people an opportunity, especially who might work inside government, to pass on information that they wouldn’t normally get a chance to do,” Schroder said.