Evidently Loren Martell is not the only person who thinks private accountants…

…will be disinclined to bite the hand they audit and which feeds them:

“[Minnesota State Auditor] Otto said she fears private firms will undercut her office’s prices and provide less transparent and independent reviews.”

Maybe Ms. Otto could start auditing school districts again before her state Constitutional office meets the same fate as my Grandfather’s old Kansas State Auditor’s job. Kansas abolished the office altogether. With the recently reelected Otto in the office I’m not sure it would be much of a loss.