California State Auditor In the News

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$182 million in pandemic food aid is going unused in California November 2, 2021 EDD fraudulent accounts now total $20 billion, nearly double original estimate October 26, 2021 California state auditor urges tighter oversight of how districts spend federal Covid aid October 20, 2021 State health department blasted over nursing home oversight October 6, 2021 California at risk of losing out on hundreds of millions in federal rental assistance, auditor warns September 16, 2021 California agency bungled COVID-19 funds for homeless August 24, 2021 California prison program illegally spent $1.3M July 27, 2021 How California Detects Fiscal Distress in Local Governments June 10, 2021 Crime stats reported by some California colleges inaccurate May 27, 2021 State auditor: Calbright has to get better or shut down May 12, 2021 California Bar cited for inefficient discipline reforms April 29, 2021 California oversight of nursing homes called ‘befuddling,’ ‘broken’ April 6, 2021 How did $2.7 billion in housing bonds disappear? March 29, 2021 State auditor’s office has been on a roll February 28, 2021 Audit slams state air board for ‘overstating’ greenhouse gas cuts February 23, 2021 Some sober advice on homelessness February 17, 2021 There is no justification for unequal distribution of relief funds to small counties February 15, 2021 Who should be accountable for Employment Department mess? February 8, 2021 Two audits tell the tale: How California failed to detect unemployment fraud January 29, 2021 California's unemployment insurance mess laid bare January 27, 2021 California's technology woes deepen January 13, 2021 Real reforms needed to deal with affordable housing November 22, 2020 California agency exposed 38M Social Security numbers November 19, 2020 Veto hurts educations of at-risk kids October 14, 2020 UC unfairly admitted well-connected students September 23, 2020 State auditor blasts UC for admitting unqualified students based on wealthy connections September 22, 2020 California’s coronavirus spending at ‘high risk’ August 25, 2020 California nursing board faked docs on investigations June 30, 2020 Audit: Don't make it easier to force mentally ill Californians into treatment - just improve treatment July 28, 2020 Legislature must prioritize funding for highest-need students June 2, 2020 State auditor: Cal State should let students vote down fee increases May 15, 2020 Legislators vote to close school spending loophole May 6, 2020 Legislation would ensure California Lottery fulfills its mission to provide money to benefit education March 6, 2020 Follow the money: Are changes coming for California’s school funding law? January 8, 2020 ‘Troubling’ audit reveals state failure to test millions of babies for toxic lead January 7, 2020 Left waiting: Workers’ comp creates lengthy delays for Californians injured on the job January 6, 2020 California's high-tech debacle December 19, 2019 Local governments are in distress November 13, 2019 Audit backs school finance critics November 7, 2019 As California spends billions on high-needs students, calls grow for more oversight November 5, 2019 Is your city ready for California’s next recession? October 24, 2019 Report finds California government IT security flaws July 16, 2019 Does California State University have a $1.5 billion slush fund? June 20, 2019 How a tiny California school district sparked calls for a charter crackdown April 8, 2019 Managerial miscues plague the state April 7, 2019 So far, prison inmate rehab isn’t working February 4, 2019 Dr. Newsom wants to cure state’s tech disease January 10, 2019