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Recent Releases, Audits, Reports and Presentations

Office of the State Auditor Releases a Review of Certain Utah Inland Port Authority Procurement Practices

Second audit criticizes the Utah Inland Port for its no-bid contracts
By Leia Larsen | Salt Lake Tribune
Sep. 29, 2022

2nd Utah inland port audit blasts lack of ‘transparency and accountability’ in contracts
By Carter Williams | KSL.com and Deseret News
Sept 29, 2022

Office of the State Auditor Releases Limited Review of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services – July 2022

Underage drinking prevention effort in Utah falls short
By Kim Bojórquez | Axios
Jul 28, 2022

Audit questions whether $2.5M Parents Empowered campaign is making a difference
By Ashley Imlay | KSL.com
July 27, 2022

Utah’s ad campaign to curb teen drinking isn’t showing much impact, state auditor reports
By Stefene Russell | Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2022

Parents Empowered campaign has ‘indeterminate impact’ on underage drinking, Utah State Auditor says
By Jenna Bree | Fox13
July 26, 2022

Office of the State Auditor Completes Federal Funds Compliance Audit – July 2022

Utah audit finds issues with state’s control of billions in federal pandemic funds
Ashley Imlay | KSL.com
July 13, 2022

Audit shows Utah spent $8.6 billion in federal funds in 2021
By: Scott McKanePosted | Fox 13
July 14, 2022

Office of the State Auditor Releases High School Graduation Rates Report – May 2022

Utah’s State Auditor created a dashboard that shows historical graduation and spending rates per student to highlight differences in educational attainment.
By Shourjya Mookerjee | GCN
May 25, 2022

Office of the State Auditor Releases Report on Kane County Water Conservancy District – May 2022

Utah State Auditor’s report criticizes Kane Co. water district over conflicts of interest
By Ben Winslow | Fox 13
May 12, 2022

Office of the State Auditor Reviews Complaint About Process to Select Vendor to Perform Orem School District Feasibility Study – May 2022

Orem city’s bid process ‘extremely unusual’ says RFP professional
By Chris Jones | KUTV2
June 16th 2022

Orem residents question process for study on new school district
By Chris Jones | KUTV2
May 11th 2022

State says Orem did nothing wrong in hiring process for school feasibility study
By Martha Harris | KSL NewsRadio
May 11, 2022

Office of the State Auditor Releases Special Report on Course and Program Fees in the Utah System of Higher Education – January 2022

What’s my fee again? Auditor says Utah college charges lack accountability
By Jon Reed | KUER
February 3, 2022

State audit finds excessive college and university fees
KUER Daily Rundown
January 31, 2022

Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Wednesday, February 2, 2022