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Below are 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 of the Utah State Auditor Releases A Performance Audit of Data Analytics Techniques to Detect SNAP Abuse – January 2016

Auditor says DWS could do better at identifying and following up on potential food stamp fraud
Glen Mills | Good4Utah
January 5, 2016

Officials want to eliminate fraud in food stamp progam
Rod Decker and Larry D. Curtis | KUTV2
January 5, 2016

Audit Details Methods for Detecting Food Stamps Abuse
Nicole Nixon | KUER
January 5, 2016

Political Cornflakes – News roundup
Tribune Political Reporters | The Salt Lake Tribune
January 6, 2016

Office Completes Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2015 – December 2015

Federal Funds: The Largest Share Of State Budget
Judy Fahys | KUER
December 28, 2015

Audit: Utah spent 4.3 billion in fed funds
David DeMille | The Spectrum
December 21, 2015

Concerns about Use of Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) Funds

AG’s office unlikely to issue opinion on legality of CIB funding for major infrastructure projects
Molly Marcello |  The Times-Independent (Moab)
December 17, 2015

Office Releases A Limited Performance Audit of The Utah State Fair Corporation – March 2014 (updated press highlights December 2015)

Utah State Fairpark should keep current location, group says
By Dennis Romboy | KSL.com
December 8, 2015

Legislative group favors fixing up Utah State Fairpark, keeping it in place
Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
December 7, 2015

Office Releases Investigative Reports Related to Flooding in the Douglas-Hiland Neighborhood in Ogden City, Utah – November 2015

Mismanagement blamed for continual flooding in Utah city
By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune
November 10, 2015

State audit shows Pineview Water slow to react to Ogden flooding
Jason Nguyen | ABC4 Utah
November 10, 2015

Pineview Water Systems mishandled leaky Ogden reservoir, audit reports
By Robert Boyd | Fox13 News
November 10, 2015

State audit blisters water district’s response to Ogden flooding
Cathy McKitrick | The Standard-Examiner
November 11, 2015

Board cannot defend its response to Ogden flooding
Standard-Examiner Editorial Board | The Standard-Examiner
November 11, 2015

Audit Shines Light on Poor Leadership at Weber-Box Elder Conservation District
Brian Grimmett | KUER
November 11, 2015

Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – Daily Herald
Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – Cache Valley Daily
Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – KSL.com
Utah audits criticize water district response to Ogden flood – The Washington Times
The Associated Press
November 11, 2015

Update November 2015 – Review of the Mapleton Irrigation District – May 2015

Ex-Mapleton official sentenced for embezzlement
Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune
November 10, 2015

Ex-Mapleton official sentenced for embezzlement – SF Gate
Associated Press
November 12, 2015

Office Releases A Performance Audit of Financial Reporting in Public Education – November 2015

Audit: Sensitive student information released in 5,500 transactions
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
November 4, 2015

Auditors ‘pleasantly surprised’ by accuracy of Utah school finance reporting
Benjamin Wood |  The Salt Lake Tribune
November 4, 2015

Audit: Districts released sensitive data; financial reports good
Becky Wright | The Standard-Examiner
November 9, 2015

State Auditor – public school financials in order
David DeMille | The Spectrum
November 5, 2015

Sensitive student information released in 5,500 transactions, report says
By Morgan Jacobsen | for KSL.com
November 5, 2015

Audit shows some schools released sensitive student data – Cache Valley Daily
Audit shows some schools released sensitive student data – Washington Times
Audit shows some Utah districts, charters released sensitive student data – The Republic (Columbus, Indiana)
The Associated Press
November 5, 2015

Office Releases an Analysis Report on NCAA Athletics Revenue Subsidization for Utah’s Public Colleges and Universities – July 2015

Editorial: Keep your eye on Utah college athletic program costs
Editorial |  The Salt Lake Tribune
July 8 2015

State audit shows costs to students for NCAA sports
By Morgan Jacobsen | Deseret News
July 7 2015

Report shows state’s NCAA athletic programs received $56M subsidy in 2014
By Matthew Piper | The Salt Lake Tribune connect
July 07 2015

Report: Utah colleges and universities subsidize athletics with millions
By Max Roth | Fox13 News
July 7, 2015

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
KUTV 2
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 | KSL.com
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 | KSL.com
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 (KSL.com)
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

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 (KSL.com)
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: $600M state biz incentive program flawed
Associated Press | KUTV2
October 14, 2014

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

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

Incentives program to lure businesses to Utah under review
Amy Nay | KUTV2
October 10, 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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