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Pennsylvania Audit Finds School Bus Drivers With Criminal Convictions

Ineligible drivers have ended up behind the wheel of Pennsylvania school buses, including some with assault and other disqualifying criminal convictions, the state auditor general’s office said Tuesday. The agency said a new a state audit found that five bus …

Audit: Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Fund Healthy

A new report says Wisconsin’s medical malpractice insurance fund is rebounding from a massive transfer and the economic downturn. The Legislative Audit Bureau released a study Friday that found the fund’s net asset balance stood at $361.3 million as of …

Audit Outlines Trouble With Louisiana’s $75M Hurricane Program

Louisiana’s $75 million “Katrina cottages” program took years longer than expected to build homes for hurricane-displaced residents and paid significantly more per house than similar nonprofit programs, according to an audit released Monday. The federally-funded, but state-run housing initiative had …

Auditor Finds Excessive Spending at Kentucky Fire Dept.

A state auditor’s report has found $123,000 in questionable expenditures at a volunteer fire department in eastern Kentucky that included thousands in electronics purchases, a car, restaurant bills and gift cards. The Kentucky auditor’s office released the report on the …

Safety Violations Found at Head Start Centers

A machete left near an outdoor play area. Household chemicals accessible to preschoolers. Widespread failures to conduct criminal background checks of employees. These violations and others were found at Head Start centers across the country, according to a report released …

Tennessee Audit Shows Public Disaster Recovery Funds Slow

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency knows about a state audit that shows public disaster recovery money is getting paid slowly but a spokesman says the three public assistance employees are working as fast as they can. The performance audit by …

BP Gulf Spill Compensation Fund to be Audited

An independent audit will be performed on the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday. In a letter to the fund’s administrator, …

Audit: La. Home Elevation Program Improperly Monitored

A $750 million Louisiana hurricane recovery program that doles out money for home elevations is being criticized for ineffective management and monitoring by the state agencies that oversee it. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor released its review of the Hazard Mitigation …

Report Sees Lapses in Bishops’ Child Safety Policy

Auditors hired by the U.S. bishops to check child safety in America’s Roman Catholic dioceses each year warned in a new report this week of a drift away from parts of the church’s nine-year-old abuse prevention plan. The agency the …