Tag Archives: Audits

Editorial: Accountability must come first

Gov. Kate Brown wants to send $2 billion in new money to the state’s 197 school districts this biennium. The money may be needed, but she, the Department of Education and individual school districts must first be able to persuade voters the new money will be put to good use. The governor and top education […]
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Oregon School Leaders Consider Tighter Oversight In Wake Of Audit

As Oregon legislators look to spend more on public schools, Gov. Kate Brown met with school leaders to tighten financial oversight following a tough state audit. Source: Oregon School Leaders Consider Tighter Oversight In Wake Of Audit

Elder Care Audit  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We talk with Danielle Moreau, co-author of the latest audit of Oregon’s home care program for aging and disabled people. The state audit says the Department of Human Services has implemented some of its 2017 recommendations for improvement, but some work still needs to be done to improve the program. Source: Japanese Newspaper | Zebrafish | Elder Care Audit . Radio | […]
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Sec. of State previews upcoming audits

When I was elected as your Secretary of State, I promised Oregon that I would increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in our state government. One of the ways I’ve worked diligently to do this is through the Secretary of State’s audit function: Source: Sec. of State previews upcoming audits

The Oversupply Headache

Oregon produces more cannabis than we consume, causing endless consternation for regulatory and law enforcement agencies. This oversupply has resulted in threats from the state’s attorney general that authorities needed to step up their enforcement and efforts to deal with it before he does. It’s also sent prices plunging, dropping 50 percent last year, with […]
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Oregon Human Services in-home care still lags behind audit benchmarks

The Oregon Department of Human Services still has significant work remaining on most recommendations in a state audit of the agency’s program that provides in-home care to the aging and disabled people. That’s the conclusion of a followup report that the Secretary of State’s office released Tuesday about work done since the original audit, which was […]
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Get a warrant to view health records – Opinion

Law enforcement advocates would like to chip away at Oregonians’ health privacy. They want access to prescription records maintained by the Oregon Health Authority without judicial review. That’s a terrible idea. The OHA oversees a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program that tracks who prescribes what to whom. The database is walled off from casual review to […]
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Editorial: Reports raise worries about legalized pot

Anyone who’s followed the legalization of recreational marijuana couldn’t have been surprised by a pair of reports last week examining the state of the pot market. The first report, an audit from the Secretary of State’s office, found that Oregon’s system for regulating legal cannabis likely fails to prevent spillover to the black market. This remains […]
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News Roundtable | Cannabis Audit – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon’s system for testing cannabis can’t ensure that products are safe for consumers. That’s according to a new audit from the secretary of state’s office. It comes at the same time as a report from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission showing that Oregon is producing twice as much cannabis as people are using. Both agencies […]
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Editorial: Legislature should help ease pot growing pains

Oregon’s legal marijuana industry continues to suffer growing pains, according to a Secretary of State’s audit of the way the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Health Authority regulate recreational and medical marijuana. That’s probably to be expected. Source: Editorial: Legislature should help ease pot growing pains;