| Mar 9, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Don Thompson, who recently retired as chief executive of struggling McDonald's, has joined the board of directors of Chicago-based financial services provider Northern Trust.
"He brings deep management and board experience from the perspective of...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 8:40 AM
A House of Delegates committee was right last week to reject Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to repeal the so-called "rain tax," and a brewing debate in Anne Arundel County shows why.
Although the requirement that Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions impose...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Fewer than half the low-income kids enrolled in California's dental insurance program see a dentist in any given year. That seems like a problem. Whether it is, though, is impossible to tell because of the state's inadequate oversight of the program,...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:30 PM
More than $39,000 from non-sports accounts was improperly funneled into Miramar High School's financially strapped athletics program, a Broward Schools audit has found.
Released Thursday, the audit comes amid an ongoing investigation by Broward...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 10:48 AM
The state paid unemployment benefits to some people behind bars, according to an audit that also found other problems in the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
The audit of the Division of Unemployment Insurance, which was...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:31 PM
The head of the state's new government accountability office in recent days ordered the seizure of a computer from the state's elections enforcement agency — a move that a top election enforcement official calls a "major security breach" because the...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:55 PM
The Porter County Auditor's office will close at 1 p.m. Friday.
The staff, in conjunction with the county's building maintenance and information technology departments, will empty out the office, at 155 Indiana Ave., so that new carpeting can be...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:51 AM
Poor planning and oversight of a computer system by the state Department of Consumer Affairs led to significant delays and cost increases, according to a state audit released Thursday.
The agency’s BreEZe information technology system, aimed at...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:46 PM
A Maryland Transit Administration employee steered a $200,000 contract to a company owned by the employee's spouse before being fired in 2012, a state audit found. The transaction was among $6.3 million in contracts overseen by the manager called into...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:32 PM
A recent audit of voter registration records in Los Angeles County found a few dozen voters with duplicate registration records, but did not find any cases where people had actually voted twice in the same election.
County supervisors asked for a review...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:22 PM
State auditors on Tuesday commended Maryland's Developmental Disabilities Administration for correcting years of recurring spending problems and said the agency had made "substantial progress" in collecting federal reimbursements more quickly.