Tag Archives: Audits

Agency’s C.O. sweep finds unlicensed contractors

Between April 29 and May 3, the Oregon Construction Contractors Board conducted a sweep of 151 construction sites in Central Oregon. Source: Agency’s C.O. sweep finds unlicensed contractors – KTVZ

Redmond’s Clarno charting her course as Secretary of State

First weeks were sometimes bumpy, but Gov. Brown appointee pushes on. Five weeks into her new job as Oregon secretary of state, Bev Clarno feels like she’s starting to hit her stride. The former House speaker from Redmond was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown on March 31 to fill the rest of the term of […]
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Years Of Bad Accounting Threaten Harney County Health Programs

A budget snafu will shrink government services in this rural Oregon county. Picking which ones need to go is a bitter debate. Source: Years Of Bad Accounting Threaten Harney County Health Programs

As lawmakers tee up billions for education, the last cash infusion for high schools has run largely on honor system

When Oregon voters approved a 2016 measure to bolster funding for programs that prepare students for life after high school, the millions of dollars doled out by the state Department of Education were meant to come with strings attached. Source: As lawmakers tee up billions for education, the last cash infusion for high schools has […]
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Cannabis tax audit: More transparency needed

New audit says City of Portland is acting legally, but needs to be more upfront about how the money is being spent. A new audit released Thursday says the City of Portland needs to be more upfront and honest about the way it’s spending money raised by taxing legal marijuana sales. When Oregon voters signed […]
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Editorial: Another bleak ODE audit update

Oregon’s high school graduation rate, about 80%, is abysmal. Yet taken at face value, one report on efforts to fix the problem could lead you to believe the state Department of Education doesn’t much care. That would be a mistake. The report is a follow-up to an audit by the Secretary of State’s Office on […]
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Portland schools official who disputed state audit aids Clarno

PPS board member, Nike lobbyist could see conflicts of interest while advising Secretary of State Source: Portland schools official who disputed state audit aids Clarno

Health Authority Still Has Work To Do To Fight Fraud And Waste

The Oregon Health Authority is still working on tightening its oversight to ensure that it doesn’t again overpay Medicaid insurers by millions of dollars. A report released Wednesday by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office details steps the health authority has taken in response to a November 2017 audit that found that the state had […]
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Editorial: Lack of results is not acceptable

If you have doubts about the quality of public education in Oregon, a recent report from the Secretary of State’s Office isn’t likely to make you feel better. The report, a follow-up on an audit of the Department of Education’s oversight of programs for academically at-risk students, found that ODE has failed to complete work […]
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Editorial: State audit turns up problems

Every year the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office takes a statewide look at the financial practices of state agencies that operate federally financed programs. Among other things, auditors check agencies’ record-keeping and compliance with the requirements of the programs involved. Taken at face value, the picture the audit paints is not a pretty one. Source: […]
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