Tag Archives: Audits

A first step for a deal on transportation | Editorial

Albany Rep. Andy Olson is among the lawmakers who’s been working for months to craft a transportation package for this year’s Legislature to consider. The idea, of course, is to pay for badly needed infrastructure work on the state’s roads and bridges. Source: Editorial: A first step for a deal on transportation | Editorial | […]
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Editorial: No wonder ODOT’s in trouble

The Oregon Department of Transportation has had its problems in recent years, so much so that a badly needed transportation financing plan has been on hold since 2015, when Gov. Kate Brown moved to have the agency reviewed. She was hoping to increase legislative support for a plan that almost surely will make it more […]
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Our view: Richardson at his best when focused on accountability | Editorials

When Oregonians elected their first Republican to a statewide office in nearly two decades, they were looking for accountability. Frustrated by the hundreds of millions of dollars squandered on failed projects like Cover Oregon and the Columbia River Crossing, and still stinging from watching their governor resign in disgrace, they elected Dennis Richardson as Secretary […]
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ODOT loses money on contractors gaming the system, auditors say, but agency questions accuracy

The Oregon Department of Transportation could save money if it cracked down on bidding practices contractors can use to rig low bids to produce higher payouts, according to an audit released Monday by the Secretary of State’s Office. Source: ODOT loses money on contractors gaming the system, auditors say, but agency questions accuracy | OregonLive.com

Contractors could be gaming ODOT contracts, state audit finds

The Oregon Department of Transportation could save a significant amount of money by monitoring construction project changes, a state audit released Monday found. Source: Contractors could be gaming ODOT contracts, state audit finds

 New audit of ODOT contracting system finds same old flaws

ODOT officials say they’ll finally buy software that auditors in 2008 said would save millions. Source: Oregon Local News – New audit of ODOT contracting system finds same old flaws

Editorial: Release documents behind ODOT report

Most Oregonians are painfully aware of how badly this state needs to make a major investment in its highways, bridges and roads. Yet lawmakers have been reluctant to create huge pots full of new money for an agency that has had more than its share of criticism about the way it does business. The private […]
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Governors Discuss Better Coordination, Establishing Protocols to Improve Cybersecurity

Governors from several states discussed what is at risk and the steps being taken to defend their systems during the National Governors Association winter meeting. Source: Governors Discuss Better Coordination, Establishing Protocols to Improve Cybersecurity

Learning curve, layoffs beset new Oregon Secretary of State’s first month in office

Oregon’s new secretary of state, Dennis Richardson, ran on a platform that emphasized he’d be a tough auditor-in-chief. Now in office and in charge of the Audits Division, he has a tall order: Learn a lot about audits in short time, as he had not read one before taking office. Source: Learning curve, layoffs beset […]
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Transportation Audit – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We get the lowdown from the Portland Tribune’s statehouse reporter Paris Achen on the recently released independent Transportation Audit, which showed some significant problems at the Oregon Department of Transportation. Source: News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery . Radio | OPB