FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 17, 2023
Representative Smith Calls for Independent Fiscal Audit of the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission
SALEM, OR – Today, Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) called for an independent fiscal audit of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission during the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
While the Attorney General is conducting a forensic audit regarding potential criminal activities within the agency, Representative Smith would like to see a third party conduct a fiscal audit given the various revenue streams the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission handles.
“As the Co-Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, I have a responsibility to ensure that taxpayers dollars are being spent, allocated, and distributed appropriately,” said Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner). “Oregonians deserve to have answers through a third party, non-biased auditor.”
Representative Greg Smith is currently serving his twelfth term as a State Representative, making him the longest serving member in the Oregon Legislature. He holds a gavel as the Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government. Representative Smith also serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee. Additionally, he is the ranking member on the House Revenue Committee. To reach out, please visit Rep Smith’s Facebook Page or send him an email at email@example.com
Representative Greg Smith