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Below is a set of links to selected articles and news clips referring to the Office of the Utah State Auditor. Where a specific topic generated multiple reports, they have been grouped by topic. Items are listed with most recent first.

Office Releases Special Financial Audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control – May 2015

DABC audit knocks management for lack of retail experience
By Ben Winslow | FOX 13 News
May 26, 2015

Utah liquor agency needs to improve decision-making, accounting, audit shows
By Kathy Stephenson | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 26, 2015

Office Releases Review Report – Review of the Mapleton Irrigation District – May 2015

Editorial: Mapleton audit shows need for open records
The Salt Lake Tribune
May 19 2015

Former Mapleton Irrigation District official accused of stealing more than $100K
May 15, 2015

State audit finds 100k+ embezzled from Mapleton Irrigation District
By Mary Richards | KSL Newsradio
May 15, 2015

Audit: Mapleton Irrigation District secretary linked to more than $100,000 in missing funds
Danielle Downs  | Daily Herald
May 15, 2015

Auditor finds more than $100K swindled from Utah County water district
By Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 14, 2015

Office Releases Analysis Report – Steps to Improve College Graduation Rates – April 2015

Steps to Improve College Graduation Rates
Salt Lake City Weekly
May 20, 2015

1 in 4 high school students aren’t prepared to succeed in chosen college field
By Cimaron Neugebauer | KUTV 2
April 23rd, 2015

Utah high school students unprepared for college, new state report says
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
April 22nd, 2015

State audit: High school grads not prepared for college
By Dennis Romboy |
April 22nd, 2015

State Auditor Report Finds Room for Improvement in College Grad Rates
By Whittney Evans | KUER
April 22nd, 2015

Office Releases Audit of the Jordanelle Special Service District  – April 2015

Audit blasts Jordanelle water district, questions credit-card use
By Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 20, 2015

Jordanelle Special Service District ripe for misconduct, fraud, state audit says
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
April 20, 2015

State Auditor Releases Critical Report on Jordanelle Water District
By Andrea Smardon | KUER
April 22nd, 2015

State audit blasts Jordanelle Special Service District
By Dennis Romboy |
April 21, 2015

Office Releases a Performance Audit of Sex Offender Access to Vulnerable Populations – April 2015

Audit finds problems monitoring Utah sex offenders’ access to children
By Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 8, 2015

Utah audit: Sex offenders living in child care homes
The Standard-Examiner
April 08, 2015

Utah auditor throws water on idea of probing polygamous towns’ utility

Utah auditor throws water on idea of probing polygamous towns’ utility
By Nate Carlisle |  The Salt Lake Tribune
February 17, 2015

Emery County official double-dipped, auditor concludes

Emery County official double-dipped, auditor concludes
By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune
February 13, 2015

Office Completes A Performance Audit of Utah’s Adult Felony Drug Courts – January 2015

Audit Finds Utah Drug Courts Could be Improved
By Andrea Smardon | KUER
January 21, 2015

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2014

Audit: Utah still relies heavily on federal money (Deseret News)
Audit: Utah still relies heavily on federal money (
Audit: Utah still relies heavily on federal money(HeraldExtra)
By Michelle Price | The Associated Press
December 17, 2014

Federal funding Utah’s single largest source of revenue according to state audit
The Independent, St. George and Southern Utah
December 17, 2014

Office Issues A Limited Performance Audit of The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

GOED lauded, but audit is concerning
By Mike Gorrell | The Salt Lake Tribune
November 19, 2014

Audit cites inventory issues, high employee turnover at Utah liquor stores
By Kathy Stephenson | The Salt Lake Tribune
November 18, 2014

Imbibing in Utah grows with population, state alcohol report shows
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
November 18, 2014

Audit: Utah liquor stores not selling fast enough (
Audit: Utah liquor stores not selling fast enough (Daily Herald)
Audit: Utah liquor stores not selling fast enough (TheWashington Times)
By Michelle L. Price | The Associated Press
November 18, 2014

Office Issues A Performance Audit of
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Corporate Incentives Program

Audit cites ‘inadequate oversight’ in state economic development program
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
October 14, 2014

Audit Raises Concerns over Economic Incentive Program (Audio)
By Ryan Cunningham| KCPW
October 14, 2014

Audit: Utah lax in overseeing $600M in incentives to companies
By Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
October 14, 2014

Audit claims millions in ‘questionable incentives’ handed out by Gov’s Office of Economic Development (Video)
By Ben Winslow | FOX 13 News
October 14, 2014

State Auditor Says GOED Lacks Oversight and Accountability (Audio)
By Brian Grimmett | KUER
October 14, 2014

Audit: Corporate tax credit benefits not verified
By Jesus Lopez, Jr. | The Standard Examiner
October 15, 2014

Office Issues Analysis of Utah Property Tax System Showing Significant
Calculation Errors Across the State

Audit Finds Error Cost State $100 Million in Property Taxe Revenues
By Whitney Evans | KUER
July 14, 2014

$100M mistake means tax increase for Utah property owners
By Morgan Jacobsen with Richard Piatt | KSL TV
July 14, 2014

Audit: Utahns undertaxed $100M since 2006
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
July 14, 2014

State auditor: Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed
By Dan Harrie And Christopher Smart | The Salt Lake Tribune
July 14, 2014

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