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State audit of St. Louis suburb suggests incompetenceState Audit Informs County Council That It Cannot Share Riverboat RevenueAs federal audit criticizes CPS, Texas says stats improvingAuditor Still Fighting Financial Audit LawAppeals Court Upholds Ruling On Controversial Audit LawFederal Audit Finds More Lapses in Texas Foster Care SystemCandidate spending gets little scrutiny under Missouri ethics lawsEast Baton Rouge Council on Aging allegedly broke state, federal campaign finance lawsIn audit, Nebraska Board of Parole criticized for pay practices, lack of effort in collecting feesClaims Court Finds NASA Breached Recovery Audit Contract ...New law puts public officials on noticeAudit: Marrocco wrongly charged $8.3 million in legal feesState audit rips Union County financial practicesUPDATE: South Louisiana law firm hired to audit Country Place UtilitiesLegislative Auditor: Jeanerette utilities mismanaged

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Who you get to audit your retirement plan matters
Smart Business NetworkMay 1, 2017

Retirement plan audits are required by law and sizable penalties exist for companies that fail to meet their obligations. Some companies try to save on the cost of audits by using their existing tax accountant or CPA, which could mean working with an ...more »

California legislator proposes new law to address misuse of disabled parking placards
Los Angeles TimesMay 10, 2017

"The fear of detention, deportation, and family separation is very real and is having negative impacts for public safety and law enforcement," the letter states. "Public safety is not enhanced when local law enforcement officers enforce immigration ...more »

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State audit of St. Louis suburb suggests incompetence
Missourinet.comMay 31, 2017

Further, the audit said the city had trouble maintaining compliance with the state's Sunshine Law. It failed to respond to Sunshine requests within the time frame required by law. The city hasn't followed rules of the Sunshine Law when closing off ...more »

State Audit Informs County Council That It Cannot Share Riverboat Revenue
Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHMay 31, 2017

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – A state audit suggests that Dearborn County government should not be sharing its riverboat casino admissions tax revenue. Otherwise, the ... The bottom line is that Dearborn County Government has to abide by state law. There ...more »

As federal audit criticizes CPS, Texas says stats improving
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)May 31, 2017

Those failures “undermines the state agency's internal controls for providing oversight of the investigation and could place foster care children at risk,” the audit states. State officials said no violations of federal of state law were found, and the ...more »

Auditor Still Fighting Financial Audit Law
KNSI RadioMay 30, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/KNSI) - Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto plans to appeal her case over a state law allowing counties to hire private firms for financial audits to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Minnesota's Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the ...more »

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling On Controversial Audit Law
CBS Minnesota / WCCOMay 30, 2017

(AP) — Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto says she'll appeal her case over a state law allowing counties to hire private firms for financial audits to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Minnesota's Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the controversial 2015 ...more »

Federal Audit Finds More Lapses in Texas Foster Care System
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthMay 30, 2017

... inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are far from the scathing newspaper investigations or a ruling by U.S. District Janis Graham Jack in December 2015 that ordered an independent overhaul of Texas' foster care agency.more »

Candidate spending gets little scrutiny under Missouri ethics laws
Columbia MissourianMay 29, 2017

Even if the commission does not audit a campaign finance report, it can still require candidates to explain expenditures. Missouri's campaign finance law requires candidates to keep records and receipts for three years after an election. If the Ethics ...more »

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging allegedly broke state, federal campaign finance laws
The Louisiana RecordMay 28, 2017

BATON ROUGE — The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (COA) has allegedly used public funds to campaign for a dedicated $2.25 million tax that passed in 2016, according to a Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office report released earlier this month.more »

In audit, Nebraska Board of Parole criticized for pay practices, lack of effort in collecting fees
Omaha World-HeraldMay 27, 2017

In fiscal year 2014-15, the board paid out $57,954 to three departing board members, payments that the state audit report said “were not allowable under current law.” The audit, issued Tuesday, recommended that the practice end or the board seek a ...more »

Claims Court Finds NASA Breached Recovery Audit Contract ...
Law360 (subscription)May 26, 2017

A Court of Federal Claims judge ruled Thursday in a long-running contract dispute that NASA had breached its recovery audit deal with Horn & Associates Inc., ...more »

New law puts public officials on notice
Lebanon ReporterMay 26, 2017

The law allows the SBOA's state examiner to relay findings to the General Assembly Audit Committee, which has a variety of tools to stir the audited entity to fix the deficits. Those remedies include essentially shaming the unit by publishing a notice ...more »

Audit: Marrocco wrongly charged $8.3 million in legal fees
The Macomb DailyMay 24, 2017

The independent audit and hundreds of pages of legal billings, obtained by The Macomb Daily through a Freedom of Information Act request, detail the legal fees that were charged by six law firms, and paid by Marrocco via the Macomb Interceptor Drain ...more »

State audit rips Union County financial practices
The GleanerMay 23, 2017

State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of the Union County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts. Accompanying the audit report was a statement about the murkiness of the ...more »

UPDATE: South Louisiana law firm hired to audit Country Place Utilities
KTALMay 23, 2017

HAUGHTON-- - Louisiana Public Service Commissioner, Foster Campbell, has moved forward in his investigation into Haughton-based Country Place Utilities. A firm in Covington, Louisiana has been hired to audit Country Place Utilities. Commissioner ...more »

Legislative Auditor: Jeanerette utilities mismanaged
KATC Lafayette NewsMay 22, 2017

The problems with the water system - which has posted huge losses in the past several years - have contributed to the financial problems Jeanerette is having, the audit states. It's possible that employees may have violated state law by trying to help ...more »

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