However, there is no reason for procurement reform to be a partisan cause. Governor Hogan, a Republican, and Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, have been outspoken on the subject — the two have teamed up numerous times to reject or delay contracts when they feel the procurement process hasn't followed best practices, even though at this point that mostly entails the governor beating up on his own agencies. The legislature should get into the act, too. We expect to see a robust set of hearings into the findings of this audit and the next one. After all, Maryland may not soon see a procurement process weighted by so many logistical, technological and political pressures as this one, but every year it allocates far more on contracts than what was wasted on the exchange. We need to make sure that's money well spent.