Senator Michelle Benson

(St. Paul MN-) Why did it take possibly several months to begin an investigation into how a state Human Services Department official (Inspector General Carolyn Ham) responded to allegations of fraud in the child care assistance program? At State Capitol hearings today (Tues), Republican Senator Michelle Benson asked Acting Human Services Commissioner Pam Wheelock:

Wheelock didn't give a specific date, noting time was necessary to hire an outside investigator. Benson responded:

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