NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS NDSU broadens internal audit functions
North Dakota State University President Dean L. Bresciani is redefining the mission of the university’s internal audit office to place additional emphasis on a campus culture of ethical behavior... Posted on 8/9/10 at 2:57 AM
In a response to the concerns of school officials about spiraling special education costs, Minnesota's Legislative Auditor is recommending more state funding and steps to curb the increasing costs of those programs.
Hundreds of people in Minnesota with mental illness remain stuck in state-run psychiatric facilities for months or years after they are ready to leave, according to a report released today by the state Office of the Legislative Auditor.
North Dakota lawmakers will decide whether to implement a tax of 11½ percent for industrial water use. The proposal, House Bill 1398, would create a water extraction tax similar to an extraction tax imposed for petroleum.
Elected leaders in Crookston Township, Minn., are under investigation by the state auditor’s office after township residents complained that a township supervisor’s husband overcharged for maintenance.
Many of the issues raised in a scathing audit of how NDSU and the UND have spent student fees are simply “common practice” in higher education and not a sign of problems, North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani told a group of legislators Thursday.
UPDATED 3:14 P.M. The scandal-plagued city of Bell mismanaged more than $50 million in bond money, levied illegal taxes and paid exorbitant salaries to its leaders, according to a state audit released today.
John Rogers and Robert Jablon
, September 22, 2010
Among charges: College spent taxpayer money on unused hotel rooms, seminars, alcohol An audit of North Dakota State University found that the university spent $24,000 on unused hotel rooms, about $15,000 on Tony Robbins motivational seminars and other unreasonable uses of public funds.
Made constitutional writ by a referendum in 2008, the Legacy Amendment will pour millions of dollars a year into wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement.
The spending will take place outside of some normal legislative channels. That’s all the more reason not only to make smart decisions up front, but also to check and double-check the actual spending that results.
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