Tag:audit

  • Agriculture Department, auditor clash over milk safety

    The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services bristled Wednesday at a state audit that found the department failed to responsibly enforce sanitary requirements at dairy farms and milk plants to keep Grade “A” milk safe for consumers. In a contentious report outlining the findings, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler disputed…

  • Audit Could Hasten Cost-Cutting Medicaid Reforms, Experts Say

    A national health policy analyst says a recent state audit showing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services misspent $835 million on Medicaid could motivate legislators to accelerate cost-cutting reforms in the government’s program for the poor, elderly, and disabled. “The audit points to some important gaps in both…

  • DMV Supervisor Flagged In Audit Placed On Leave

    A Division of Motor Vehicles supervisor who was identified in a Jan. 28 state audit as having a conflict of interest for selling and servicing fire extinguishers to some of the automotive dealerships he regulated is on administrative leave. The Insider reported Thursday that Wes Little — son of former…

  • State Audit Dings Belhaven For Delinquent Utility Bills

    A new audit revealed that the eastern North Carolina town of Belhaven failed to cut off utilities for 629 past-due accounts, leaving $429,888 in unpaid bills as of June 2015. Town officials say they inherited the problems from previous administrators, a contention challenged in the audit. Belhaven Town Manager Woody Jarvis…

  • Friday Interview: Auditor Focuses on Improving N.C. Contracts

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina state auditor’s office has not shied away from telling state agencies when they fall short of meeting accepted standards for handling taxpayers’ money. Auditor Beth Wood, an elected Democrat, discussed her office’s priorities during a presentation earlier this year for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury…

  • Auditor Reports Cite Moore, Perdue

    RALEIGH — Two investigative reports released last week by the N.C. Office of the State Auditor found that State Treasurer Richard Moore and Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue used government resources to further their campaigns for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.