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Auditor Bump Certifies More Than $1 Million in Unfunded Mandated Early Voting Costs on Municipalities for 2016 Election 

1/08/2018 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Certification comes after Bump's office determined part of early voting law constituted an unfunded mandate.

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Auditor Bump Asks Municipal Clerks to Report Early Voting Spending 

11/15/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Bump's office previously determined parts of the early voting law were an unfunded mandate.

Press Release

Auditor Bump Tours Quabbin Reservoir to Discuss Water Infrastructure 

11/06/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Auditor Bump tours Quabbin Reservoir to highlight municipal water infrastructure needs.

Press Release

Auditor Bump Visits Jefferson to Discuss Needed Improvements to Regional School District Structure 

11/03/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Bump's report highlights the experiences of the Wachusett Regional School District.

Speech

Testimony to The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight in Support of Filing Municipal Impact Statements 

10/25/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Ben Tafoya, Director of the Division of Local Mandates, testified on behalf of Auditor Suzanne M. Bump in support of legislation that would require state agencies to file municipal impact statements with Secretary of State’s Office, DLM, and LGAC.

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Auditor Bump Calls for State Administration of Wastewater Standards, Changes to Proposed Program Funding 

10/20/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today provided written testimony to the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, in which she expresses her qualified support for H.2777.

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Bump Calls for Modernization of Massachusetts Regional School Structure 

10/18/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Auditor Suzanne M . Bump released a study that highlights challenges faced by regional school districts related to demographics, transportation, and state policies and funding.

Press Statement

Auditor Bump Testifies on Same Day Voter Registration 

8/10/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Bump encourages legislature to be mindful of needs of municipalities to implement policies.

Press Statement

Auditor Bump Statement on Governor Baker’s Water Permit Proposal 

3/08/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump released the following statement on the legislative proposal filed by Governor Charlie Baker today to allow the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to assume responsibility for issuing stormwater permits:

Press Release

Auditor Determines Part of Early Voting Law Imposes an Unfunded Mandate on Local Governments 

2/14/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released a determination that certain early voting costs incurred by local clerks should be paid for by the Commonwealth.

Press Release

Auditor Bump Calls for Holistic Approach to Meeting Municipal Water Infrastructure Needs 

1/17/2017 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

In a study released today, Auditor Bump called on state and local leaders to collaborate on a holistic approach to meeting the Commonwealth’s water infrastructure needs.

Press Release

Auditor’s Office Highlights 35 Years of Protecting Municipalities 

12/20/2016 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released a report highlighting the 35-year history of her office’s Division of Local Mandates (DLM), which analyzes the cost impacts of state laws, rules, and regulations on local governments.

Speech

Auditor Bump Highlights the Work of the Division of Local Mandates 

4/28/2016 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Auditor Suzanne M. Bump's remarks to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) during their "Day on the Hill."

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Auditor’s Office Provides Solutions to Address Fiscal Impacts on Municipalities 

4/06/2016 Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released recommendations about how the state can reduce its impact on municipal finances.

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