After another damaging report for MN.IT, Senate Republicans renew call to abolish disgraced agency

A legislative audit released today found Minnesota IT Services (MN.IT) continues to mismanage its funding and disregard state laws meant to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. Some of the more egregious findings in the report include:

  • A backlog of projects up to 11 years old that have not been completed or even started
  • Payments to MN.IT employees for unapproved work
  • Inaccurate reporting to the legislature
  • Shuffling of money from one project to the next without authorization or oversight

Senator Mary Kiffmeyer, Chair of the Senate State Government Committee, responded:

“This report is another black mark on MN.IT, the same agency that botched the revamp of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System and disgracefully wasted over one hundred million taxpayer dollars doing so. The Dayton administration has completely mismanaged this agency to the point of no return. The next governor should run—not walk—to sign the Republican bill that abolishes MN.IT and creates a clear line of accountability for future government technology infrastructure projects.”