Monday, March 25, 2013

Watchdog has never requested contract reviews

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Ky. Rep. Dennis Horlander is supposed to act as a watchdog over state government contracts, but a records review found that he has never asked for a review of a single contract.

Despite that, the Louisville Democrat has been paid extra for his role as co-chair of the General Assembly's Government Contract Review Committee over the past four years.

In a written statement, Horlander said his main role is to oversee committee staff, help committee members get information and encourage new members to request contract reviews.

Horlander's co-chairman on the committee pulled some 600 contracts for review over the same four-year period.