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Wed November 20, 2013

Demands For Info on Delaware Treasury Office Spending

Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers
Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers
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Questions are being raised about whether employees in the Delaware state Treasurer’s Office are spending more than they should for trips.

During the annual hearing on the department’s budget yesterday Office of Management and Budget officials asked Treasurer Chip Flowers about an explanation of his own travel expenses.

Flowers reimbursed the taxpayers more than $1-thousand for his trip to Alaska for a state Treasurer’s conference.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state treasurer said that his office allows spending up to 1.5 times the federal General Services Administration rate during peak travel times.

OMB officials asked Flowers for a copy of the policy that allows that higher spending.

The News Journal reports that Flowers said he would work with administration officials to provide such a copy but added that the administration should clarify state travel rules.