False Claims Act http://wkms.org en Government Whistle-Blower Bill Advances in Kentucky House http://wkms.org/post/government-whistle-blower-bill-advances-kentucky-house <p>Whistleblowers in Kentucky could get financial incentives for reporting misuse of state tax dollars under a measure that passed the state House Monday.&nbsp; Speaker Greg Stumbo sponsored the bill now heading to the Senate for consideration. Stumbo says the bill, dubbed the &quot;False Claims Act,&quot; could root out fraud and reduce the state&#39;s budget deficit by millions of dollars.&nbsp; Kentucky already has a whistle-blower law in place that applies to Medicaid programs. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:28:34 +0000 Associated Press 17302 at http://wkms.org Government Whistle-Blower Bill Advances in Kentucky House 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