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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.

Press Release

Bump Declares Education and Transportation for Homeless Children A State Obligation 

10/27/2011 Office of the State Auditor

Today State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump released a local mandates review opinion which has statewide implications for funding the education of homeless children who are in state-sponsored emergency placements.

Press Release

Auditor Says State Must Pay Cities and Towns $2.48 Million for Next Year's Elections 

9/15/2011 Office of the State Auditor

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today reported that the state must give cities and towns more than $2.48 million to cover the cost of extra mandated polling hours for the 2012 elections.

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Auditor Bump Declares New Suffolk County Holiday Law an Unfunded Mandate for Municipalities 

5/25/2011 Office of the State Auditor

Acting on a formal request from Revere, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump announced that a change in the state law that requires all Suffolk County public offices to be open and staffed on Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day is an unfunded state mandate.

Press Release

Auditor Bump Finds Environmental Permitting Law an Unfunded Mandate for Local Communities 

5/23/2011 Office of the State Auditor

In an opinion with potential state-wide impact, State Auditor Bump announced that amendments to a 1987 environmental permitting law last year is an unfunded mandate that imposes unreasonable costs on three Massachusetts towns—Athol, Halifax, and Leverett.

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