California State Auditor In the News

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State Auditor deems Calexico a ‘high financial risk’ October 21, 2022 Audit shows California’s domestic violence program failing October 18, 2022 Several Los Angeles Cities in Dire Financial Straits October 12, 2022 California caregivers taking care of family members hit roadblocks in getting state aid August 30, 2022 California state worker, supervisor had scheme for pay but never came to work for 4 years July 29, 2022 1 million Californians lack safe drinking water July 27, 2022 State audit finds Bellflower Unified misrepresented finances, didn't provide proper services to students June 24, 2022 Audit says California database missed thousands of child abuse reports May 31, 2022 Some California police are biased. A report says they have no clear plans to fix that May 1, 2022 State auditor asks legislators to hold MWD accountable for hiring, ethics practices April 22, 2022 California Bar's policies don't protect public, audit finds April 14, 2022 State Audit finds weak oversight and large-scale fraud in California's hospice industry March 30, 2022 Audit: California utilities aren't doing enough to reduce wildfire threats March 24, 2022 Auditor: California using surplus properties for affordable housing March 24, 2022 Audit: Inmates' lives at risk under California law February 2, 2022 Lawmakers call State Audit on San Diego jail deaths 'deeply disturbing,' back fixes February 3, 2022 $7.4 billion needed for California K-12 school repairs January 27, 2022 Audit rips California's cybersecurity watchdog over lack of oversight January 18, 2022 Once again, California auditor finds high-tech failures January 9, 2022 Four California universities missed out on as much as $47 million in coronavirus aid December 16, 2021 $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 Community corrections board misused, delayed COVID-19 relief funds to California counties October 21, 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 California State Auditor finds Anaheim, Monterey, and South Lake Tahoe among cities losing significant revenue due to COVID-19 November 18, 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 California State Auditor releases top 18 fiscally challenged cities October 24, 2019 California's State Auditor ranks the fiscal health of over 470 California cities October 22, 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