Stories tagged: state auditor
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Eating lunch after recess better for students, report says; some Spokane schools in line with recommendation
When it comes to providing students lunches with the most benefits and the least waste, many schools have it backward, a new report from the state Auditor’s Office says.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley has been sentenced to a year in prison following his conviction in December on fraud and other charges related to when he ran a …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
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.
Comparing costs of education at Washington’s two medical schools isn’t really possible, state auditors said.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.
Wed., June 10, 2015
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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.
New construction overlooked, coding errors missed
Sat., Oct. 3, 2009
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 …