Reports Related to "Legislature"

Reports Related to "Legislature"
Date Issued Report Number Report Title
December 14, 2017 2017-101

Concealed Carry Weapon Licenses: Sheriffs Have Implemented Their Local Programs Inconsistently and Sometimes Inadequately

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December 12, 2017 2017-103

Workers' Compensation Insurance: The State Needs to Strengthen Its Efforts to Reduce Fraud

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November 30, 2017 2017-106

The Bradley‑Burns Tax and Local Transportation Funds: Changing the Allocation Structure for the Bradley‑Burns Tax Would Result in a More Equitable Distribution of Local Transportation Funding

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October 17, 2017 2016-141

Charter Schools: Some School Districts Improperly Authorized and Inadequately Monitored Out‑of‑District Charter Schools

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October 5, 2017 2016-132

Department of Water Resources: The Unexpected Complexity of the California WaterFix Project Has Resulted in Significant Cost Increases and Delays

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August 31, 2017 2016-136

School Violence Prevention: School Districts, County Offices of Education, and the State Must Do More to Ensure That School Safety Plans Help Protect Students and Staff During Emergencies

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August 22, 2017 2016-125.1

The University of California Office of the President: It Has Not Adequately Ensured Compliance With Its Employee Displacement and Services Contract Policies

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August 17, 2017 2016-131

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Must Increase Its Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Inmate Suicides

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July 27, 2017 2016-139

California Department of Education: It Has Not Ensured That School Food Authorities Comply With the Federal Buy American Requirement

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June 28, 2017 2017-008

Statement of Securities Accountability of the State Treasurer's Office December 31, 2016

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June 20, 2017 2016-124

Department of General Services and California Department of Technology: Neither Entity Has Provided the Oversight Necessary to Ensure That State Agencies Consistently Use the Competitive Bidding Process

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May 25, 2017 2016-129

K-12 High Speed Network: Improved Budgeting, Greater Transparency, and Increased Oversight Are Needed to Ensure That the Network Is Providing Reliable Services at the Lowest Cost to the State

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May 9, 2017 2016-127

Home-Generated Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste: By Designating a Lead Agency, the State Could Increase Proper Disposal

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April 27, 2017 2016-133

SAFE-BIDCO: At Risk of Insolvency, It Needs Increased Oversight if It Is to Receive State Funding and Continue to Help Small Businesses in California Gain Financing

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April 25, 2017 2016-130

The University of California Office of the President: It Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices Are Misleading

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April 20, 2017 2016-122

California State University: Stronger Oversight Is Needed for Hiring and Compensating Management Personnel and for Monitoring Campus Budgets

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April 18, 2017 2016-121

Department of Motor Vehicles: Administrative and Statutory Changes Will Improve Its Ability to Detect and Deter Misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placards

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March 16, 2017 2016-128

In‑Home Supportive Services: The State Could Do More to Help Providers Avoid Future Payment Delays

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March 14, 2017 2016-126

California Department of Social Services: Its Caregiver Background Check Bureau Lacks Criminal History Information It Needs to Protect Vulnerable Populations in Licensed Care Facilities

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March 7, 2017 2016-036

Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: The Method Used to Mitigate Casino Impacts Has Changed, and Two Counties' Benefit Committees Did Not Ensure Compliance With State Law When Awarding Grants

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February 28, 2017 2016-114

College Readiness of California's High School Students: The State Can Better Prepare Students for College by Adopting New Strategies and Increasing Oversight

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January 31, 2017 2016-109

Uniform Complaint Procedures: The California Department of Education's Inadequate Oversight Has Led to a Lack of Uniformity and Compliance in the Processing of Complaints and Appeals

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December 13, 2016 2016-046

Board of Registered Nursing: Significant Delays and Inadequate Oversight of the Complaint Resolution Process Have Allowed Some Nurses Who May Pose a Risk to Patient Safety to Continue Practicing

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November 17, 2016 2016-112

School Library Services: Vague State Laws and a Lack of Monitoring Allow School Districts to Provide a Minimal Level of Library Services

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November 15, 2016 2016-110

Trade Apprenticeship Programs: The State Needs to Better Oversee Apprenticeship Programs, Such as the Air Conditioning Trade Association's Sheet Metal Program

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October 25, 2016 2016-108

Department of Developmental Services: It Cannot Verify That Vendor Rates for In-Home Respite Services Are Appropriate and That Regional Centers and Vendors Meet Applicable Requirements

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September 22, 2016 2016-104

California Public Utilities Commission: It Should Reform Its Rules to Increase Transparency and Accountability, and Its Contracting Practices Do Not Align With Requirements or Best Practices

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August 23, 2016 2015-131

California's Foster Care System: The State and Counties Have Failed to Adequately Oversee the Prescription of Psychotropic Medications to Children in Foster Care

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August 11, 2016 2015-130

The CalGang Criminal Intelligence System: As the Result of Its Weak Oversight Structure, It Contains Questionable Information That May Violate Individuals' Privacy Rights

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May 31, 2016 2015-132

County Pay Practices: Although the Counties We Visited Have Rules in Place to Ensure Fairness, Data Show That a Gender Wage Gap Still Exists

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May 12, 2016 2015-047

The State Bar of California: Its Lack of Transparency Has Undermined Its Communications With Decision Makers and Stakeholders

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April 12, 2016 2015-127

Corporate Income Tax Expenditures: The State's Regular Evaluation of Corporate Income Tax Expenditures Would Improve Their Efficiency and Effectiveness

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March 29, 2016 2015-107

The University of California: Its Admissions and Financial Decisions Have Disadvantaged California Resident Students

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March 17, 2016 2015-120

California Department of Transportation: Its Maintenance Division's Allocations and Spending for Field Maintenance Do Not Match Key Indicators of Need

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March 15, 2016 2015-117

California Department of General Services' Real Estate Services Division: To Better Serve Its Client Agencies, It Needs to Track and Analyze Project Data and Improve Its Management Practices

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February 29, 2016 2015-119

State Board of Equalization: Its Tobacco Tax Enforcement Efforts Are Effective and Properly Funded, but Other Funding Options and Cost Savings Are Possible

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February 25, 2016 2015-115

Dually Involved Youth: The State Cannot Determine the Effectiveness of Efforts to Serve Youth Who Are Involved in Both the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

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January 19, 2016 2015-112

Student Mental Health Services: Some Students' Services Were Affected by a New State Law, and the State Needs to Analyze Student Outcomes and Track Service Costs

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January 14, 2016 2015-041

Recommendations Not Fully Implemented After One Year: The Omnibus Audit Accountability Act of 2006

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December 2, 2015 2015-102

Central Basin Municipal Water District: Its Board of Directors Has Failed to Provide the Leadership Necessary for It to Effectively Fulfill Its Responsibilities

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November 5, 2015 2015-101

Inglewood Unified School District: The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Needs to Better Communicate His Approach for Reforming the District

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September 10, 2015 2015-507

Follow-Up—California Department of Public Health: Laboratory Field Services Is Unable to Oversee Clinical Laboratories Effectively, but a Feasible Alternative Exists

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August 25, 2015 2015-611

High Risk Update—Information Security: Many State Entities' Information Assets Are Potentially Vulnerable to Attack or Disruption

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August 20, 2015 2014-130

California Department of Health Care Services: It Should Improve Its Administration and Oversight of School‑Based Medi-Cal Programs

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July 21, 2015 2015-501

California Department of Developmental Services: It Can Do More to Ensure That Regional Centers Comply With the Legislature's Cost-Containment Measures Under the Lanterman Act

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July 16, 2015 2015-032

California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: More Guidance Is Needed to Increase Compliance With Federal Crime Reporting Requirements

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July 9, 2015 2015-504

Follow-Up—California Department of Justice: Delays in Fully Implementing Recommendations Prevent It From Accurately and Promptly Identifying All Armed Persons With Mental Illness, Resulting in Continued Risk to Public Safety

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June 23, 2015 2015-503

Follow-Up—California Department of Social Services: It Has Not Corrected Previously Recognized Deficiencies in Its Oversight of Counties' Antifraud Efforts for the CalWORKs and CalFresh Programs

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June 18, 2015 2015-030

State Bar of California: It Has Not Consistently Protected the Public Through Its Attorney Discipline Process and Lacks Accountability

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June 2, 2015 2014-131

California State Government Websites: Departments Must Improve Website Accessibility So That Persons With Disabilities Have Comparable Access to State Services Online

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May 5, 2015 2015-608

High Risk: State Departments Need to Improve Their Workforce and Succession Planning Efforts to Mitigate the Risks of Increasing Retirements

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April 9, 2015 2014-120

California Public Utilities Commission: It Needs to Improve the Quality of Its Consumer Complaint Data and the Controls Over Its Information Systems

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March 12, 2015 2014-125

California Department of State Hospitals: It Could Increase the Consistency of Its Evaluations of Sex Offenders by Improving Its Assessment Protocol and Training

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February 12, 2015 2014-116

California Department of Consumer Affairs' BreEZe System: Inadequate Planning and Oversight Led to Implementation at Far Fewer Regulatory Entities at a Significantly Higher Cost

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February 10, 2015 2014-124

California's Alternative Energy and Efficiency Initiatives: Two Programs Are Meeting Some Goals, but Several Improvements Are Needed

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January 29, 2015 2014-113

California Department of Public Health: Even With a Recent Increase in Federal Funding, Its Efforts to Prevent Diabetes Are Focused on a Limited Number of Counties

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January 13, 2015 2014-118

California Department of Developmental Services: Its Process for Assessing Fees Paid by Parents of Children Living in Residential Facilities Is Woefully Inefficient and Inconsistent

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January 7, 2015 2014-107

Judicial Branch of California: Because of Questionable Fiscal and Operational Decisions, the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts Have Not Maximized the Funds Available for the Courts

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January 6, 2015 2014-701

Recommendations for the Legislature From Audits Issued During 2013 and 2014

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November 6, 2014 2014-110

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: The Beverage Container Recycling Program Continues to Face Deficits and Requires Changes to Become Financially Sustainable

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October 9, 2014 2014-109

Sexual Assault Evidence Kits: Although Testing All Kits Could Benefit Sexual Assault Investigations, the Extent of the Benefits Is Unknown

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August 26, 2014 2012-603

High Risk Update: State Agencies Credited Their Employees With Millions of Dollars Worth of Unearned Leave

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August 7, 2014 2013-122

California Department of Toxic Substances Control: Its Lack of Diligence in Cost Recovery Has Contributed to Millions in Unbilled and Uncollected Costs

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July 8, 2014 2013-126

Antelope Valley Water Rates: Various Factors Contribute to Differences Among Water Utilities

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June 24, 2014 2013-124

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents

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March 18, 2014 2013-045

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: It Has Consistently Failed to Meet Its Responsibility to Protect the Public's Interests

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March 6, 2014 2013-036

Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Counties' Benefit Committees Did Not Always Comply With State Laws for Distribution Fund Grants

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March 4, 2014 2013-109

California Public Utilities Commission: Improved Monitoring of Balancing Accounts Would Better Ensure That Utility Rates Are Fair and Reasonable

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February 18, 2014 2013-115

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Meaningful Performance Standards and Better Guidance by the California Departments of General Services and Veterans Affairs Would Strengthen the Program

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January 16, 2014 2013-701

Recommendations for the Legislature From Audits Issued During 2012 and 2013

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December 19, 2013 2013-302/2013-303

Judicial Branch Procurement: Semiannual Reports to the Legislature Are of Limited Usefulness, Information Systems Have Weak Controls, and Certain Improvements in Procurement Practices Are Needed

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December 10, 2013 2012-113

California State University's Extended Education: It Is Unclear Whether Supplanting Occurred, and Campuses Did Not Always Document Their Adherence to Laws, Policies, and Procedures

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November 21, 2013 2013-101

Salton Sea Restoration Fund: The State Has Not Fully Funded a Restoration Plan and the State's Future Mitigation Costs Are Uncertain

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October 31, 2013 2013-102

Employment Development Department: It Needs to Address Data Issues to Better Evaluate and Improve the Performance of Its Employment Programs for Veterans

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October 29, 2013 2013-103

Armed Persons With Mental Illness: Insufficient Outreach From the Department of Justice and Poor Reporting From Superior Courts Limit the Identification of Armed Persons With Mental Illness

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October 17, 2013 I2011-0837

California Department of Veterans Affairs: Wastefulness, Failure to Comply With State Contracting Requirements, and Inexcusable Neglect of Duty

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October 15, 2013 2013-107

Accounts Outside the State's Centralized Treasury System: Processes Exist to Safeguard Money, but Controls for These Accounts Need Strengthening

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August 20, 2013 2012-108

School Safety and Nondiscrimination Laws: Most Local Educational Agencies Do Not Evaluate the Effectiveness of Their Programs, and the State Should Exercise Stronger Leadership

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August 15, 2013 2012-122

Mental Health Services Act: The State's Oversight Has Provided Little Assurance of the Act's Effectiveness, and Some Counties Can Improve Measurement of Their Program Performance

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August 8, 2013 2012-112

Office of the Secretary of State: It Must Do More to Ensure Funds Provided Under the Federal Help America Vote Act Are Spent Effectively

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March 21, 2013 2012-117

State Athletic Commission: Its Ongoing Administrative Struggles Call Its Future Into Question

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February 28, 2013 2012-044

California Department of Education: Despite Some Improvements, Oversight of the Migrant Education Program Remains Inadequate

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January 29, 2013 2012-104

Southeastern Los Angeles County: Various Reasons Affect the Rates Water Suppliers Charge and the Rate Increases They Have Imposed

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November 29, 2012 2012-103

Los Angeles Unified School District: It Could Do More to Improve Its Handling of Child Abuse Allegations

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September 11, 2012 2011-129

Juvenile Justice Realignment: Limited Information Prevents a Meaningful Assessment of Realignment's Effectiveness

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September 6, 2012 2011-121

Probationers' Domestic Violence Payments: Improved Processes for Managing and Distributing These Payments Could Increase Support for Local Shelters

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August 28, 2012 2011-127

Metropolitan Transportation Commission: The Use of Toll Revenues to Purchase a New Headquarters Building Is Likely Legal, but the Transaction Exposes Toll Payers to Undisclosed Financial Risk

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August 23, 2012 2011-118/2011-613

Conduit Bond Issuers: Issuers Complied With Key Bond Requirements, but Two Joint Powers Authorities' Compensation Models Raise Conflict-of-Interest Concerns

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August 16, 2012 2011-120

California Department of Transportation: Its Poor Management of State Route 710 Extension Project Properties Costs the State Millions of Dollars Annually, Yet State Law Limits the Potential Income From Selling the Properties

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August 14, 2012 2011-123

Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund: The Department of Fish and Game and the Office of Spill Prevention and Response Need to Improve Their Administration of the Spill Fund

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August 9, 2012 2011-126

Nonprofit Hospitals: Statute Prevents State Agencies From Considering Community Benefits When Granting Tax-Exempt Status, While the Effects of Purchases and Consolidations on Prices of Care Are Uncertain

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March 27, 2012 2011-111

Federal Workforce Investment Act: More Effective State Planning and Oversight Is Necessary to Better Help California's Job Seekers Find Employment

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February 16, 2012 2011-110

Office of Traffic Safety: Although It Exercises Limited Oversight of Sobriety Checkpoints, Law Enforcement Agencies Have Complied With Applicable Standards

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January 24, 2012 2011-504

High-Speed Rail Authority Follow-Up: Although the Authority Addressed Some of Our Prior Concerns, Its Funding Situation Has Become Increasingly Risky and the Authority's Weak Oversight Persists

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