Hoffer finds rampant no-bid contracting in state government

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Posted by on December 14, 2015 in In The News
Hoffer finds rampant no-bid contracting in state government

POSTED BY PAUL HEINTZ ON MON, DEC 14, 2015 Every year, Vermont’s Department for Children and Families pays roughly a dozen private businesses a total of $20 million…

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Auditor: State government fails to seek competitive bids

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Posted by on December 14, 2015 in In The News
Auditor: State government fails to seek competitive bids

An investigation by Vermont’s state auditor shows state agencies regularly failing to seek competitive bids before spending taxpayer dollars, in violation of state policy. Source: Auditor: State government…

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Auditor’s memo raises questions around job training program’s oversight

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Posted by on September 16, 2015 in In The News
Auditor’s memo raises questions around job training program’s oversight

SEP. 16, 2015, 2:20 PM BY MORGAN TRUE State Auditor Doug Hoffer is raising concerns about the oversight of a state job training and workforce development program, which provided $1.3…

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Report: Some Vt. employers may misclassify workers as ‘contractors’ to avoid expensive benefits

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Posted by on September 1, 2015 in In The News
Report: Some Vt. employers may misclassify workers as ‘contractors’ to avoid expensive benefits

By PETER HIRSCHFELD • SEP 1, 2015  Hiring an employee is an expensive proposition. Workers’ compensation, social security and other expenses can run thousands of dollars a year, so it’s no…

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Audit of Vermont Health Connect shows system has ‘critical shortcomings’

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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in In The News
Audit of Vermont Health Connect shows system has ‘critical shortcomings’

By PETER HIRSCHFELD • APR 16, 2015 Over the past 14 months, the state of Vermont has paid an out-of-state contractor more than a half million dollars to perform a job…

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Auditor’s report: no guarantee state can complete Vermont Health Connect

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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in In The News
Auditor’s report: no guarantee state can complete Vermont Health Connect

APR. 16, 2015, 9:58 AM BY MORGAN TRUE Despite massive and costly efforts to improve Vermont Health Connect, State Auditor Doug Hoffer says it remains an “open question” whether the…

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Auditor suggests Gruber may have overbilled

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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in In The News
Auditor suggests Gruber may have overbilled

FEB. 23, 2015, 1:40 PM BY MORGAN TRUE State Auditor Doug Hoffer says the Shumlin administration failed to provide sufficient oversight of Jonathan Gruber’s contract and it appears the economist…

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Doug Hoffer: Setting the record straight on state’s land leases to ski areas

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Posted by on February 18, 2015 in In The News

As Vermont state auditor, my chief aim is to ensure that public assets – financial and real – are used effectively and efficiently. For that reason, I decided…

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Auditor says Vermont should charge ski resorts more for use of state lands

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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in In The News
Auditor says Vermont should charge ski resorts more for use of state lands

By PETER HIRSCHFELD • JAN 20, 2015 Some of the state’s largest ski areas owe their success to lease agreements that allow them to use land owned by…

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Ski area leases of state land badly outdated, auditor finds

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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in In The News
Ski area leases of state land badly outdated, auditor finds

JAN. 20, 2015, 7:54 PM BY LAURA KRANTZ As Vermont state auditor, my chief aim is to ensure that public assets – financial and real – are used effectively and…

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