State House News: Auditor to look at Evergreen incentives as part of broader review
January 26, 2011
State Auditor Suzanne Bump intends to review public subsidies for Evergreen Solar, the energy company that recently announced plans to shutter its Devens plant and move more 800 jobs elsewhere despite receiving millions of dollars in public funds, as part of a broader review of the state’s entire system of tax incentives.
Boston Globe: State failed to oversee schools’ policies against hazing
January 14, 2011
For years, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education failed to monitor school districts’ compliance with Massachusetts’ antihazing laws, resulting in a checkered enforcement system across the state, according to a review by the state auditor's office.
Boston.com: Audit warns of deteriorating municipal dams
January 11, 2011
A hundred dams owned by municipalities in Massachusetts are rated in poor or unsafe condition, while in many cases, local officials have not prepared emergency plans in case they fail, a state auditor's report has found.