An eight-month audit draft also raises concerns about possible favoritism shown toward Deloitte over other information-technology vendors.
It questions practices that allow Deloitte to have internal knowledge that helps the company get state businesses without having to compete with other firms.
And it challenges a state grant awarded to Deloitte for job creation/retention for which auditors had difficulty determining how the state benefited.
Meanwhile, Governor Rendell is promising cuts in the most popular programs – hospitals, nursing homes, and basic education – because the federal stimulus might not be big enough to satisfy his appetite for spending. Maybe he should cut the waste first, with no whining.