Port: In dramatic testimony, rural firefighters accuse Auditor Josh Gallion of exaggerating audit findings


MINOT, N.D. — The relationship between state lawmakers and North Dakota Auditor Josh Gallion may have hit a new low yesterday during tense meetings of the House Appropriations Committee, at which multiple lawmakers accused Gallion of not telling the truth.

Also testifying at the hearing was the representative of a volunteer fire department who played audio of Gallion from a talk radio show, juxtaposing it with financial records to illustrate what he characterized as a calculated effort by Gallion to deceive the public and smear the firefighters.

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