State Legislative Oversight and the Pandemic: Conducting Oversight on Emergency Government Contracts
Emergencies require a rapid government response, often with little time to screen vendors or review contracts. This sometimes leads to overpriced or mismanaged state contracts. How can state legislatures fulfill their oversight duties to scrutinize state contracts and protect taxpayers in an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic? Join state legislators from across the country for a panel discussion on legislative oversight of contracts signed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will hear from a panel of leading elected officials across the country, including State Senator Dan Johnson from Idaho, State Assemblymember David Chiu from California, and State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh from Nebraska. This panel follows the Levin Center’s recent case study report on oversight of emergency contracts in response to the COVID-19 crisis.