State Auditor Elaine Howle announced October 25 that she is retiring at the end of the year, marking the end of 21 years as head of the nonpartisan office responsible for reviewing state and local government agencies and programs. The announcement was made during an oversight hearing on California’s unemployment insurance system, where Assembly Member Rudy Salas confirmed the news. Howle began her career with the California State Auditor’s Office 37 years ago, advancing through leadership roles throughout her tenure.…