Stories tagged: state auditor
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
State losing millions over delay in checking Medicaid applications, audit says
The backlog in processing applications for expanded Medicaid coverage is costing the state millions, state audit report says.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
State study says it will cost $125,000 a year to educate WSU medical students
Comparing costs of education at Washington’s two medical schools isn’t really possible, state auditors said.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Valley council cleared
The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a detailed report clearing the Spokane Valley City Council – specifically Councilmen Ed Pace and Sam Wood, and Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard and …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6:55 p.m.
Different experiences provide contrast in auditor’s race
SEATTLE – One is a state senator with a background in conducting audits. The other runs one of Washington’s biggest county governments. So which kind of experience is more important …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Prepare for complaints about the cost of providing public records
A new state audit says Washington’s city, county and state agencies spent $60 million on fulfilling public records requests last year. Shawn Vestal says that’s money well-spent.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 10:40 p.m.
Impeachment pending, Washington Auditor Kelley returns to office
State Auditor Troy Kelley ends his voluntary leave of absence, returns to work in the face of an impeachment resolution.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 3:27 p.m.
Impeachment resolution filed against Kelley
Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.
Wed., June 10, 2015
Embattled state auditor’s hiring of associate triggers state investigation
OLYMPIA – The attorney general’s office will investigate embattled State Auditor Troy Kelley’s hiring of a longtime business associate to see if any Washington laws were broken. Attorney General Bob …
Sat., April 18, 2015
Inslee again calls on Auditor Troy Kelley to resign
OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign immediately following his indictment by a federal grand jury. Inslee spokesman …
UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
Washington state auditor Troy Kelley indicted
State Auditor Troy Kelley was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of concealing stolen property, filing a false tax return and “corrupt interference with Internal Revenue laws.”
Thu., April 2, 2015
Inslee demands answers from state auditor
OLYMPIA – State Auditor Troy Kelley, who turned down a request to appear before a legislative committee Wednesday, got a new request for information from elsewhere in the Capitol. Gov. …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2012
Auditor candidates launching attacks
OLYMPIA – The race for Washington state auditor has escalated into the most hostile statewide campaign of the year. With the departure of longtime auditor Brian Sonntag, the two candidates …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 10:12 a.m.
Candidate for Wash. auditor once accused of theft
OLYMPIA — The Democratic candidate for state auditor was once accused in court files of stealing artwork from the offices of a company where he worked.
Sat., July 28, 2012
Four seek state auditor seat
YAKIMA – Let’s face it: State auditor is not the sexiest gig. The auditor is the hall monitor of state government – a position meant to ensure that everyone acts …
Fri., June 22, 2012
Center audit raises questions
An audit of the East Central Community Center was referred to county prosecutors this week after state officials found problems with the way the center’s staff kept its books and …
Fri., April 27, 2012
Two state auditor hopefuls mix it up
The filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but candidates barked at each other Thursday night in their bid to become the state’s top watchdog. State Rep. Mark …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2012
Spokane County lost thousands by not collecting bonds
Spokane County is failing to collect surety bonds from criminal defendants who forfeit them when they don’t show up for their court dates, a state audit has found. The county …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2011
State auditor won’t run again
OLYMPIA – State Auditor Brian Sonntag, the longest-serving state executive in office, will retire at the end of next year from a 20-year stint as head of the office that …
Mon., April 25, 2011, 11:25 a.m.
State auditor criticizes Spokane County Assessor’s Office
New construction overlooked, coding errors missed
Sat., Oct. 3, 2009
Audit finds oversight problems
State auditors have found “significant deficiencies” in the city of Spokane’s oversight of federal money, according to a report released this week. In the audit, the state questioned more than …