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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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Pipkin demands Maryland transportation head step down

State Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore, has turned his sights on another branch of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration. The top Republican in the upper chamber, Pipkin called Friday for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley in the wake ...

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Audit: Cross-checking deaths could save state millions

The state could save millions of dollars by comparing the list of people receiving Medicaid with the Social Security Administration’s Master Death File, according to a report from the Office of Legislative Audits. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ...

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‘Special review’ further faults State Highway Administration

The State Highway Administration hid cost overruns, handed out redundant contracts and skirted outside reviews of other spending while engaging in too-cozy relationships with its contractors, according to state auditors. The Office of Legislative Audits blasted the SHA in July ...

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Controls faulted at Maryland Port Administration

The Maryland Port Administration showed “significant deficiencies” in its oversight of more than $60 million in revenue and $15.3 million in payments in fiscal 2010, state watchdogs said in an audit released Monday. The issues raised “could adversely affect MPA’s ...

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Top 5: ‘Wrongly placed blame’

A simple broken wrist is costing the city of Baltimore $30,000, and two attorneys have been disbarred in Maryland for their conduct in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Audit ...

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