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Bill would penalize agencies that repeat audit findings

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would strip state agencies of a portion of their budget should they have repeat audit findings would add teeth to such legislative audits, the bill’s sponsor said Tuesday. If passed, the state could realize significant savings ...

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Repeat audit offenders would lose state money under proposed bill

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would strip state agencies of a portion of their budget should they have repeat audit findings would add teeth to such legislative audits, the bill’s sponsor said Tuesday. If passed, the state could realize significant savings ...

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Sharfstein commits to fixing DDA problems

ANNAPOLIS — A flawed, outdated and ineffective method of accounting is why the state Developmental Disabilities Administration discovered $33 million in unspent funds, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua Sharfstein said the agency is committed to fixing ...

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Top 5 Eye on Annapolis posts of the year

The themes that emerged in 2011 were largely standard fare in Annapolis and the Maryland business community — malfeasance by those who serve in government, big initiatives to support biotech and high-tech companies, high hopes for gambling to ease the ...

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Maryland casinos short of minority business goal

Minority businesses played a larger role in building and outfitting Maryland’s two casinos than previously reported, but their participation still fell well short of the goals set by the state. An audit released Friday by the Department of Legislative Services ...

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Even with tax hikes, transit funds lacking

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to raise nearly $900 million a year more to spend on Maryland’s transportation needs would fall billions short of goals to pay for three major transit lines and support local projects and other initiatives, state budget ...

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