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

10/25/2017 Office of the State Auditor

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.

Press Release

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

10/20/2017 Office of the State Auditor

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.

Press Release

Bump Calls for Modernization of Massachusetts Regional School Structure 

10/18/2017 Office of the State Auditor

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 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.

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