If elected I will establish a new Government Accountability Division within the Attorney General’s Office. Its mission will be to prevent or remedy unconstitutional or otherwise illegal actions by any state official.
The new division will also work with the Torts Division in litigation against the state to determine whether state officials acted within the scope of their employment and therefore entitled to a defense at taxpayers’ expense.
The creation of the new division will be budget-neutral and will be staffed by redeploying existing resources within the Attorney General’s Office. If the office currently has the capacity to sue the federal government approximately 50 times in three years there are obviously assets that are being underutilized.