CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislative auditors have set their sights on the West Virginia Supreme Court.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports auditors notified the legislative Post-Audits Committee on Sunday that they planned to audit the state Supreme Court this year.
Legislative Auditor Aaron Allred did not elaborate, beyond saying they had notified the court and haven’t received a response.
The announced plans follow news reports from late last year of the court spending more than $3.7 million to renovate and redecorate justices’ Capitol offices. Chief Justice Allen Loughry was also reported to have furnished his home office with furniture from the court.
The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety will also undergo an audit this year. Gov. Jim Justice recently declared a state of emergency over staffing at jails, with the department’s purview.