All of the state’s 15 quasi-publics are subject to state audits, and their operations fall under the state ethics code and freedom of information act. But they have more freedom than state agencies in personnel, purchasing and contracting decisions. Lamont said the state’s Office of Policy and Management, which prepares the state budget, most likely would be asked to review the quasi-public’s finances and ensure that the agency budgets and other data are available on line. The concerns raised Wednesday expose the tensions inherent in the expectations of quasi-publics vs. standard state agencies. Quasi-publics are meant to be more nimble and business-like, yet transparent and accountable.