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Report Identifies Ways the State can aid Municipalities and Improve the Delivery of Critical Services in areas of Education, Public Safety, and Infrastructure 

10/13/2022 Office of the State Auditor

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump urges lawmakers to improve the fiscal relationship between municipalities and state government

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Division of Local Mandates Five Year Report Points to Financial Impact of Laws on Municipalities 

3/23/2022 Office of the State Auditor

29 statutes identified as having a financial impact on cities and towns

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Auditor Bump Certifies State Must Pay Communities $2.08 Million for This Year's Elections 

2/22/2022 Office of the State Auditor

Recent re-precincting in 89 communities increased preliminary cost certifications by 11%

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Auditor Bump Highlights FY23 Priorities in Budget Testimony 

2/08/2022 Office of the State Auditor

Testimony offered insight into how OSA will be conducting audits of pandemic relief spending.

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Auditor Bump's Testimony Before the Committee on Ways and Means in Support of her FY23 Budget Request 

2/08/2022 Office of the State Auditor

Auditor highlights the successes of the OSA over the past year and addresses strategic investments that the office is pursuing for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Study Shows Western Mass. Communities Have Long Suffered from Inadequate Support to Maintain and Develop Public Infrastructure 

10/05/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Auditor Bump calls for “Rural Rescue Plan” that will increase Chapter 90 funding, create a public infrastructure agency, and enhance access to broadband

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Auditor Bump Appoints New General Counsel and Deputy Auditor 

9/02/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Michael K. Leung-Tat will oversee the Office's legal affairs, as well as the agency’s Bureau of Special Investigations and Division of Local Mandates.

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Bump’s Office Recognized by National Conference of State Legislatures for Study on Police Training and Accountability 

8/02/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Award marks the second time Bump’s office has been recognized nationally for its police reform report

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During Tour of State-owned Land in Western Mass., Auditor Bump, Local Officials Call on State to Make PILOT Program More Equitable 

7/27/2021 Office of the State Auditor

The State-owned Land PILOT Program provides reimbursement payments to municipalities for tax-exempt land owned by the Commonwealth.

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Testimony of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump on Accessibility and Funding for Elections 

5/19/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Bump voices support for "An Act relative to early voting cost reimbursements," filed by Representative Steve Ultrino and Senator Rebecca Rausch.

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Bump’s Office Receives National Award for Police Reform Efforts 

4/28/2021 Office of the State Auditor

The National State Auditors Association Special Projects Award is presented each year to the most innovative report or study that helps lead to major service or policy changes.

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Auditor Bump Asks Municipalities to Report Spending Related to 2020 Elections 

3/03/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Survey sent to cities and towns asks for information on costs incurred implementing vote-by-mail and expanded in-person early voting.

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In Budget Testimony, Auditor Bump Highlights FY22 Priorities 

3/02/2021 Office of the State Auditor

Bump detailed her office’s transition to remote work, highlighted ways it has improved government operations, and discussed her agency’s FY22 priorities.

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Auditor Bump's Testimony before the Committee on Ways and Means in Support of her FY22 Budget Request 

3/02/2021 Office of the State Auditor

During her testimony, Bump detailed her office’s transition to remote work, highlighted ways it has improved government operations during this period, and discussed her agency’s priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

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PILOT Programs Undermined by Lack of Funding and Tax Rulings, Report Finds 

12/10/2020 Office of the State Auditor

State Auditor Suzanne Bump urges lawmakers to increase PILOT funding and clarify state laws governing taxation and PILOT agreements with solar facilities.