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Editorial: Business is better at E-Verify than Gov.

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Eighteen months ago, Gov. Tim Pawlenty ordered state agencies and contractors to verify new workers' immigration status through the federal electronic identify-check system known as E-Verify.

Today, not one state agency has used the E-Verify system to verify immigration status of new employees, according to the office of the Legislative Auditor.

This is classic state government non-performance with a big zero in following Pawlenty's E-Verify order.

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