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Mich. Senator Calling For State Treasury Investigation

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Local lawmakers are calling for an independent investigation into the State Treasury Department. It comes after former Treasurer Andy Dillon allegedly went on a paid vacation on a Caribbean cruise funded by taxpayers.

 

"We were told that he was going to be paid until the end of this month and regardless of whether he paid for this trip on his own, we were paying him as taxpayers and he went on a Caribbean cruise. I want to hear from the governor. I want to hear why he thought this was a good use of taxpayer dollars. I think there's something wrong here and I want to know why they're not allowing us to have this investigation," said Rep. Sam Singh.

The state treasurer's office told 6 news Dillon was on vacation, but it was not paid. They say as of now, his work as an advisor to the treasurer has officially ended and he's no longer on the payroll at all.

The controversy surrounding Dillon began back in October when he unexpectedly announced that he was resigning early. A new treasurer, Kevin Clinton, was appointed to the position, but Dillon stuck around as an advisor to the new treasurer. Not only was he still on the payroll, officials confirmed Dillon was making the same $174,000 salary he'd been making when he was treasurer.

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