Elaine Howle has led the State Auditor’s Office since 2000. Her expected reappointment to the post has been delayed by an anonymous letter that was sent to key lawmakers just before they were scheduled to consider extending her position.
Elaine Howle has led the State Auditor’s Office since 2000. Her expected reappointment to the post has been delayed by an anonymous letter that was sent to key lawmakers just before they were scheduled to consider extending her position. Autumn Payne The Sacramento Bee file
Elaine Howle has led the State Auditor’s Office since 2000. Her expected reappointment to the post has been delayed by an anonymous letter that was sent to key lawmakers just before they were scheduled to consider extending her position. Autumn Payne The Sacramento Bee file

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