In an article on Delaware Public Media concerning the status of the charter school audit bills, State Rep. Earl Jaques spun a web of lies about State Rep. Kim Williams, the sponsor of the bill. He gave a quote to reporter Sarah Mueller stating Rep. Williams never approached him about the bill. But Williams didn’t take it lying down. Nor should she. Continue reading
Remember last year when Kathy McGuiness won the election for State Auditor? Remember all the public smearing of Kathleen Davies that the News Journal unabashedly did? Remember WHERE they got all that information? Remember McGuiness won the primary against Davies and Dennis Williams but probably wouldn’t have without the tarnishing of Davies? Who was the primary force behind Davies ousting? None other than Andrena Burd. She was the one who was instrumental in Davies very long leave of absence and subsequent unemployment hearings. Eventually, Davies was reinstated at the Auditor of Accounts where she currently works.
Not long after the primary, Burd managed to find herself at a cushy auditing job over at Delaware State University where McGuiness just happened to be on their board at the time. It turns out loyalty is very rewarding for Andrena Burd. One former employee had A LOT to say about her recent re-hiring at the Auditor of Accounts office. And for the record, why does Kathleen McGuiness have to make such a big deal with these swearing-in ceremonies? Is this just practice for her dream to become the Governor of Delaware? Or does she have her eyes set on an even bigger prize? In any event, let’s hear what the former AOA employee has to say!
Well, it seems Ms. Burd has landed back in the AOA and with a promotion at that. All the other folks have left because of the stuff that went down. But Burd stayed out of the fray till it was over and now McGuiness has hired her back. Hmm… Probably to work on getting Davies fired again. Burd is bagging and boasting.
Burd, who was discredited by the Unemployment Insurance officer and the MERB did not seem to faze McGimick too much. After her testimony that she thought Davies violated standards it turned out as a complete embarrassment for Burd as she did not know as much as she portrayed. She has no morals or ethics.
How much does McGimick owe Burd for getting her elected to the AOA? A new position? A promotion? And this happened after Tammy Smith left the office. Burd would probably have not gotten that position if Smith did not leave. Burd set up Smith, Tatman, Judy, and others. Glad I got out in time!!! She got promoted while all others left. A pretty good assessment of the situation.
How many individuals have left since McGuiness took over? Quite a few and more to follow.
As for McGuiness’ campaign promise of more transparency coming from the Auditor of Accounts office, it seems she is the sole force on the office’s website. Even under former State Auditor Tom Wagner you could see other names on there. But this is McG’s show and it always has been. I have yet to see ANY investigative audits coming out of the office but this doesn’t shock me. I’ve heard tales of some crazy stuff going on there that would make the office seem as corrupt as ever but that is a story for another day.
I wasn’t expecting this! Rob Petree, a now former reporter for Delaware 105.9, is the new Executive Assistant for Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. I find this to be a very interesting choice on McGuiness’ part. I am not against this choice either.
Petree is a good guy and, as a reporter for 105.9, he wasn’t afraid to go after folks and get the real story. We need more of that in Delaware and I’ll miss Petree’s reporting. I have no doubt he will do a great job with McGuiness. That office has been very quiet and I’m curious to see what comes out of it in the coming months and years. But hiring a reporter as your Executive Assistant lends credibility to her campaign promise to bring more transparency to that office.
Petree wrote the following on his Facebook account today:
I am excited to announce that I have officially been sworn in as the Executive Assistant for Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness!