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Press Release In Testimony, Auditor Bump Touts Impact of Her Office’s Work

Bump testified today before the Joint Committee on Ways and Means in support of her Fiscal Year 2020 budget request.
For immediate release:
3/05/2019
  • Office of the State Auditor
  • Division of Local Mandates
  • Bureau of Special Investigations

Media Contact for In Testimony, Auditor Bump Touts Impact of Her Office’s Work

Noah Futterman

Auditor Bump testifies before the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, March 5, 2019.

BostonState Auditor Suzanne M. Bump testified today before the Joint Committee on Ways and Means in support of her Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. During her testimony, she highlighted her agency’s budget priorities for the coming year, as well as ways her office, over the past twelve months, has made government work better for the residents of the Commonwealth.

“The core mission of my office is to make government work better. It is a mission we take seriously and one that is ingrained in every aspect of our work,” Bump said during her testimony. “Through our work, we seek to not only find instances in which government agencies and contractors have fallen short of their responsibilities to the taxpayers of the Commonwealth but just as importantly, find opportunities and solutions that allow agencies to serve their constituents better.”

In her testimony, Bump highlighted the impact of her office’s work over the past year that has led to greater accountability throughout state government. These results included:

For Fiscal Year 2020, Bump is seeking a five percent increase in the agency’s administrative funding and a three percent increase that would support the Division of Local Mandates, the Bureau of Special Investigations and its Data Analytics Unit, and the Medicaid Audit Unit. Overall, this would result in an $892,000 increase over last year’s appropriation level, for a total of $20,071,371.

Bump's full testimony is available here.

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Media Contact for In Testimony, Auditor Bump Touts Impact of Her Office’s Work

Office of the State Auditor 

The Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) conducts audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance, and make government work better.

Division of Local Mandates 

DLM responds to requests from local government leaders to determine if a state law is an unfunded mandate on municipalities. In addition, we serve as a source of information on issues harming municipal budgets, and provide recommendations to address those issues.

Bureau of Special Investigations 

The Bureau of Special Investigations strengthens the social safety net in Massachusetts by investigating potential fraud in the state’s public benefit programs.
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