World-famous business leader and success coach Rob Liano once said, “Each day you are leading by example. Whether you realize it or not or whether it’s positive or negative, you are influencing those around you.”
So it is important that those who are in positions of leadership be held accountable for both their own actions and for those who they lead.
Accountability has been a central theme during this legislative session for our Majority Coalition Caucus, which leads the Senate. State government has been a mess – from disastrous errors at the Department of Corrections that resulted in the premature release of 3,700 dangerous felons and loss of at least two lives, to deficit-causing cost-overruns at the Health Care Authority, to wasteful spending, mismanagement and ineptness at the Department of Transportation.
Providing oversight is one of the key functions of the Senate, and it is our duty to hold the executive branch accountable to the people for its failure to operate in an effective and efficient manner. In this update, you can read about some of the steps we have taken this session to restore competency and accountability to state government.