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Press Statement

Auditor Bump Testifies on Same Day Voter Registration 

8/10/2017 Office of the State Auditor

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 the State Auditor

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 the State Auditor

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 the State Auditor

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 the State Auditor

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 the State Auditor

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

Press Release

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

4/06/2016 Office of the State Auditor

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

Press Release

Auditor Says State Must Pay Cities and Towns $2.76 Million for Next Year's Elections 

9/16/2015 Office of the State Auditor

Funds to cover the cost of extra mandated polling hours for the 2016 March Presidential primary, the 2016 September state primary and the November general elections.

Press Release

Hotel Homeless Shelter Program Costs Communities $13 Million Annually 

4/22/2015 Office of the State Auditor

State Auditor Suzanne Bump today released a report estimating that two state homelessness programs are costing local governments over $13 million per year in education costs and lost tax revenue.

Press Release

Auditor Bump Says State Must Pay Cities and Towns $7.2 Million for 2013 Special Election 

9/12/2013 Office of the State Auditor

Bump's Division of Local Mandates certifies costs of 2013 Special Election.

Press Release

New Unfunded Mandate Creates Cost Burden for Local School Districts 

1/31/2013 Office of the State Auditor

Declares education for expelled or suspended students a state obligation.

Press Statement

Statement from Auditor Bump on Legislature Passing FY2013 Budget 

6/28/2012 Office of the State Auditor

Bump commends legislature for providing funding in response to mandate determination.

Press Release

Unfunded Mandate Costs School Districts $11.3 Million Statewide 

2/07/2012 Office of the State Auditor

State Auditor Suzanne Bump announced today the results of a statewide survey which found that school districts are projected to spend close to $11.3 million this fiscal year as a result of an unfunded state mandate.

Press Release

Unfunded Mandate Costs Waltham Over $200,000 

12/12/2011 Office of the State Auditor

Today State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump released a second local mandates review opinion with statewide implications for funding the education of homeless children.

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