State auditor queries ag agency’s tracking of water quality spending

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State auditor queries ag agency’s tracking of water quality spending

By Elizabeth Gribkoff The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets needs to do a better job of ensuring that taxpayer dollars go to the most effective on-farm water…

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Auditor: State paid workers $3M during misconduct probes

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Auditor: State paid workers $3M during misconduct probes

By Elizabeth Hewitt Two new reports from the state auditor put the process for investigating allegations of state employee misconduct under the microscope. In two concurrent reviews, the…

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Auditor: State construction projects ran late and over budget

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Auditor: State construction projects ran late and over budget

By Elizabeth Hewitt Major state construction projects went over budget and missed deadlines, sometimes by several years, according to a new report by the state auditor.The report also…

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Auditor: Price transparency still lacking in Vermont health care

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Auditor: Price transparency still lacking in Vermont health care

By Erin Mansfield The Vermont State Auditor’s office says the state has more work to do to make sure consumers know how much their health care services cost…

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VT state auditor wants to find your proof

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Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Press Releases
VT state auditor wants to find your proof

April Burbank , Free Press Staff Writer Vermont State Auditor Doug Hoffer was reading the news in May when he found a number that prompted some digging. The federal…

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Dough Hoffer: Facts Matter — Jobs and the Economy

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Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Press Releases
Dough Hoffer: Facts Matter — Jobs and the Economy

SEP. 20, 2016, 7:03 PM BY COMMENTARY Editor’s note: This commentary is by Doug Hoffer of Burlington. Hoffer is Vermont state auditor but the views expressed here are his own….

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State Auditor Doug Hoffer Wants to Keep His (59th) Job

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Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Press Releases
State Auditor Doug Hoffer Wants to Keep His (59th) Job

By ALICIA FREESE Doug Hoffer keeps a running list of every job he’s ever had. The document has columns for position, employer, location and dates. It’s ordered chronologically, beginning with…

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Vt. auditor’s report reveals benefit fraud

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Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Press Releases
Vt. auditor’s report reveals benefit fraud

By Kyle Midura The state auditor’s report issued Wednesday reveals Vermont made more than 1,000 payments for improper welfare claims, amounting to more than $1.8 million in improper…

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Perspectives on the EB-5 scandal

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Posted by on July 21, 2016 in In The News
Perspectives on the EB-5 scandal

By JANE LINDHOLM & SAM GALE ROSEN • JUL 21, 2016 Debate continues over what state officials knew when about the alleged EB-5 fraud in the Northeast Kingdom.  Four guests join us today…

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Dough Hoffer: The auditor’s challenge in measuring economic development programs

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in In The News
Dough Hoffer: The auditor’s challenge in measuring economic development programs

MAY. 23, 2016 he unfortunate situation with the EB-5 program presents an opportunity to reflect on the state’s approach to economic development. Among other responsibilities, the state auditor’s…

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