Utah lawmakers plan to look at millions of dollars spent for Covid-19 items
Utah lawmakers plan to look into how the state government spent millions of dollars on items meant to help Utah during the coronavirus emergency.
State Representative Brad Daw of the legislature's Health and Human Services Committee says it's appropriate for lawmakers to examine how state officials spent money without going through the usual approval process.
Daw's committee will join Utah's state auditor in an examination of whether the contracts and purchases made by the state were reasonable.
The investigation will include the state's use of 800-thousand-dollars to purchase anti-malarial drugs to help treat COVID-19 patients.
The governor has said he welcomes the review and that his office will cooperate with both investigations.
Daw says that he does not want there to be a rush to judgment when it comes to the state's reaction to an ongoing crisis.