State Whistleblower Laws Steadily Strengthening — Cash-Strapped States Look to Whistleblowers to Pinpoint Waste and Fraud

Source: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Press Release, August 9, 2012

Across the nation, states continue to broaden and improve legal protections for public employees who blow the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse, according to a new analysis released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). So far in 2012, five states have toughened whistleblower laws for public employees and contract workers.

In the prior two years, another 20 states enacted stronger whistleblower laws. Since 2006, when PEER first rated state disclosure laws, nearly half of all states have widened or enhanced their whistleblower laws. No state has weakened or repealed a whistleblower law.
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