state's budget deficit http://wkms.org en False Claims Act Would Target Fraud in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/false-claims-act-would-target-fraud-kentucky <p>Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo says he is filing legislation to give whistleblowers strong financial incentive to step forward if state tax dollars are being misused.&nbsp; Stumbo, a Democrat, said Tuesday the False Claims Act would root out fraud and potentially reduce the state&#39;s budget deficit by millions of dollars.&nbsp; He said it would &quot;extend far beyond Medicaid&quot; to be used &quot;anywhere fraud with state tax dollars is taking place.&quot;&nbsp; The federal government created a false claims act in 1986, and several other states now have similar laws.&nbsp; T Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:04:42 +0000 Todd Hatton 16930 at http://wkms.org