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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 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

Office Releases A Limited Performance Audit of The Utah State Fair Corporation

New plans considered for Utah State Fairpark
By Morgan Jacobsen | KSL TV (
May 23, 2014

State fair at a crossroads as legislators ponder its future
Robert Gehrke | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 21, 2014

Audit complete, land-use study underway for Utah State Fairpark
Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
May 21, 2014

Future Of State Fair Park In Limbo
Cristina Flores |
May 15, 2014

Audit of Utah State Fair indicates low attendance, high subsidy costs
Gene Kennedy | FOX 13 News
March 27, 2014

Utah State Fair Under-Attended and Over-Subsidized
Brian Grimmett | KUER
March 27, 2014

State audit gives scathing review of Utah State Fair management
Dave Cawley |
March 28, 2014

State fair garners no ribbons in new audit
Pamela Manson | The Salt Lake Tribune
March 27, 2014

Utah audit: state fair pricey, poorly attended
Daily Herald
March 27, 2014

Office Releases List of Delinquent Filers Among Utah’s Local Government Entities

Speak up for government transparency
Utah’s Right to Know
May 3, 2014

Late filings hide how tax dollars are being spent
Pamela Manson | The Salt Lake Tribune
February 28, 2014

Office Issues Results of Investigation into Certain Financial Activities of Eagle Mountain City and Utah County

Eagle Mountain audit points to problems with travel expenses, receipts
Andrew Adams | Deseret News
February 24, 2014

Eagle Mountain City cleared of misused funds allegations
Daily Herald
February 25, 2014

Office Releases An Inquiry and Analysis of Vehicle Usage in the Office of the Attorney General

Audit cites abuse of vehicle privileges in Utah Attorney General’s Office
Cathy McKitrick | Standard-Examiner
February 12, 2014

Attorney General Sean D. Reyes Approves Audit RecommendationsFebruary 12, 2014

Audit finds Utah A.G.’s office lax in tracking its fleet
Marissa Lang | The Salt Lake Tribune
February 07, 2014

General News Reports

Residents call for audit of Mulligans, S. Jordan finances
Dan Harrie | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 20, 2014

An auditor with an eagle eye
Lee Benson | Deseret News
January 1, 2014
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