• 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.

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  • Suzanne Bump sworn in as auditor

    January 19, 2011

    Before a crowd of students, family, friends, supporters, and local elected officials, Suzanne M. Bump was sworn in today as State Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Press Release: Suzanne Bump Sworn In As Auditor
    Remarks: Remarks of Suzanne M. Bump upon taking the oath of office as state auditor  pdf format of Remarks of Suzanne M. Bump upon taking the oath

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Auditor cites significant hazards of 100 municipally-owned dams

    January 11, 2011

    The State Auditor’s Division of Local Mandates (DLM) reported today that 100 dams owned by 62 localities are rated in unsafe or poor condition and have the potential to cause loss of life or significant property damage in the event of dam failure.

    Press Release: DeNucci Cites Significant Safety Hazards of 100 Municipally-Owned Dams
    Audit Report: Local Financial Impact of Massachusetts Dam Safety  pdf format of Local Financial Impact of Massachusetts Dam Safety