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Oklahoma State Senate
President Pro Tempore
Sen. Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5636

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For Immediate Release: March 10, 2009

Sen. Glenn Coffee
Sen. Glenn Coffee

OFFICE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PASSES SENATE TODAY
Another Major Step Toward Bringing Greater Efficiency to State Government

The State Senate passed SB646, the State Office of Accountability and Innovation, the second step toward greater efficiency in state government as proposed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee.

“Similar offices in other states regularly conduct performance audits of state agencies and boards with great success, and offer recommendations on how to more efficiently conduct the business of the state, bringing more innovative practices and technologies to government,” said Coffee. “The office will more than pay for itself in savings to the state.”

Coffee noted that the new office would not conflict, but would complement, the office of the State Auditor and Inspector, as the two entities would conduct entirely different functions for the state.

“With the passage yesterday of the Central Information Office to oversee and bring efficiency and cost savings to state government technology services, I’m pleased to send these two government reform bills to the House and to ultimately see them signed into law by Governor Henry,” Coffee continued. “We are bringing a new, more efficient and cost-effective era to state government.”

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Sen. Coffee's Office: 405-521-5636

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