A bill that would have led to an audit of some of Illinois' welfare programs never made it to the House floor.  On Wednesday, a House of Representatives subcommittee shot down a bill that called for an independent audit of the state's cash assistance and food stamps program, as well as any medical programs administered by the Department of Human Services.  State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon introduced the bill.  

Kay comments

He says until audits like the one required in House Bill 2997 are implemented, there is no way to know how much aid goes to needy residents and how much gets lost to fraud and abuse.  

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