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News from 2019

August 5, 2019

Events D.C. earns clean bill of financial health after budget battle

Washington Business Journal

July 14, 2019

The District’s public school system faces $23 million deficit, drawing criticism

The Washington Post

July 5, 2019

D.C. Auditor Suggests Legislation or Litigation to Address Misspent At-Risk School Funds

Washington City Paper

June 29, 2019

Is This Embattled D.C. Hotel Sleazier Than Trump’s?

The Daily Beast

June 25, 2019

D.C. Council approves contract for housing developer scrutinized by auditor

The Washington Post

June 25, 2019

D.C. councilmembers claim political pressure influenced funding for Deanwood apartment project

Washington Business Journal

June 22, 2019

The Politics Hour

Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU

June 20, 2019

Playing fast and loose with at-risk education funds

The DC Line

June 13, 2019

Didn’t pay your fine for fare evasion in D.C.? Don’t worry, no one’s checking.

The Washington Post

June 3, 2019

D.C. Auditor Raises Concerns Over Use Of Affordable Housing Funds

Bisnow

May 30, 2019

D.C. Gave Money To Low-Ranked Affordable Housing Projects, Says D.C. Auditor

WAMU

May 30, 2019

Audit: Bowser administration awarded millions to developers with low-ranking proposals

The Washington Post

May 24, 2019

D.C. Auditor Report Suggests Government Money Intended for Specific Purposes Has Been Misused

Washington City Paper

May 3, 2019

100 Days Into His Tenure at Scandal-Weary DC Schools, New Chancellor Lewis Ferebee Promises to ‘Move at the Speed of Trust’

The 74

May 1, 2019

D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson on The Barras Report

The Barras Report

March 29, 2019

D.C. may be headed for another financial crisis. Is the council listening?

The Washington Post

March 28, 2019

What You Need To Know About The D.C. School Lottery

WAMU-88.5

March 28, 2019

D.C. auditor sends warning about Bowser's budget

The Washington Times

March 27, 2019

Auditor: Mayor's Proposed Budget Isn't Fiscally Responsible

U.S. News & World Report

March 27, 2019

DC Auditor: Mayor Bowser's budget proposal 'not sustainable'

WUSA-TV Channel 9

March 27, 2019

Report: D.C. is wasting millions of tax dollars annually on ‘ineffective’ incentive programs

Curbed DC

March 26, 2019

DC auditor calls mayor's budget irresponsible, sparking concern

WJLA-TV Channel 7

March 25, 2019

D.C. auditor says mayor’s budget is ‘not fiscally responsible’

Washington Post

March 21, 2019

The D.C. Jail Audit

WHUR-FM

March 1, 2019

Report: DC Needs New Jail as Aging Facility Is 'Hazardous'

NBC Washington

March 1, 2019

Conditions In The D.C. Jail Are Unsafe And Unsanitary, D.C. Auditor Says

DCist

February 22, 2019

Overworked Teachers And Budget Transparency Addressed In New DCPS Budget Proposal

WAMU

News from 2018

December 18, 2018

No admittance!

December 14, 2018

D.C.’s development boom exacerbates frustrations with First Source law

D.C.’s development boom exacerbates frustrations with First Source law

Washington City Paper

November 19, 2018

New report outlines options to eliminate one-size-fits-all learning

New report outlines options to eliminate one-size-fits-all learning, NASACT, November 19, 2018

National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT)

November 16, 2018

Another education promise from DC officials

Another education promise from DC officials, D.C. Line, November 16, 2018

D.C. Line

September 20, 2018

Council challenges executive branch, Urban Institute at contentious education research collaborative hearing

Council challenges executive branch, Urban Institute at contentious education research collaborative hearing, Washington City Paper, September 20, 2018

Washington City Paper

September 4, 2018

Faking the grade : DCPS principals unhappy and uncertain

ABC7 WJLA

September 4, 2018

Report: D.C. principals are the most stressed in the nation

Report: D.C. principals are the most stressed in the nation, dcist, September 4, 2018

The DCist

September 4, 2018

Stressed out: Two-thirds of DC principals say they may leave job within 5 years, survey finds

Stressed out: Two-thirds of DC principals say they may leave job within 5 years, survey finds, WTOP, September 4, 2018

WTOP Radio

September 4, 2018

Short contracts, tight budgets make D.C.’s principals more stressed than the national average

Short contracts, tight budgets make D.C.’s principals more stressed than the national average, WAMU, September 4, 2018

WAMU

August 14, 2018

Officials ask why First Source is having trouble getting D.C. residents into jobs

Officials ask why First Source is having trouble getting D.C. residents into jobs

Street Sense

August 3, 2018

D.C. government workers aren’t paying enough to park, says audit

D.C. government workers aren’t paying enough to park, says audit, WAMU, August 3, 2018

WAMU

July 19, 2018

House Republicans target District over effort to prop up Affordable Care Act

House Republicans target District over effort to prop up Affordable Care Act, Washington Post, July 19, 2018

The Washington Post

May 30, 2018

D.C. Runs On Overtime Work. Can The District Afford It?

D.C. Runs On Overtime Work. Can The District Afford It? The Kojo Nnamdi Show, 5/30/18

WAMU/The Kojo Nnamdi Show

May 29, 2018

How much is D.C. spending on overtime?

How much is D.C. spending on overtime? National Association of State Auditors, Controllers and Treasurers, 5/29/18

NASACT Weekly Update

May 25, 2018

The Republican Party has punked out in D.C.

The Republican Party has punked out in D.C., The Washington Post, 5/25/18

The Washington Post

May 23, 2018

Why is overtime pay soaring for DC government employees?

Why is overtime pay soaring for DC government employees?, WJLA, 5/23/18

ABC7 WJLA

May 22, 2018

D.C. Auditor says overtime pay for government workers has 'ballooned' in recent years

D.C. Auditor says overtime pay for government workers has ‘ballooned’ in recent years, Washington Times, 5/22/18

The Washington Times

May 22, 2018

Overtime pay balloons in local DC government

Overtime pay balloons in local DC government, WTOP, 5/22/18

WTOP Radio

May 22, 2018

D.C. Government Relies Heavily on Overtime to Provide Services

D.C. Government Relies Heavily on Overtime to Provide Services, Washington City Paper, 5/22/18

Washington City Paper

May 22, 2018

D.C. public employees’ overtime costs have more than doubled since 2011

D.C. public employees’ overtime costs have more than doubled since 2011, The Washington Post, 5/22/18

The Washington Post

April 27, 2018

D.C. Auditor: Mismanaged Marshall Heights Complex Leaves Lasting Effects on Budget, Homeowners

D.C. Auditor: Mismanaged Marshall Heights Complex Leaves Lasting Effects on Budget, Homeowners, Washington City Paper, April 27, 2018

Washington City Paper

April 25, 2018

Nearly Defunct DC Homeland Security Commission Gets New Life

Nearly Defunct DC Homeland Security Commission Gets New Life, NBC-4 Washington, April 25, 2018

NBC-4 Washington

April 25, 2018

Would An Independent Group Keep D.C. Schools In Check?

Would An Independent Group Keep D.C. Schools In Check? The Kojo Nnamdi Show, April 25, 2018

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

April 19, 2018

Audit: D.C. fails to enforce law requiring contractors to hire out-of-work resident

Audit: D.C. fails to enforce law requiring contractors to hire out-of-work resident, The Washington Post, April 19, 2018

The Washington Post

News from 2017

December 6, 2017

Audit: DC's Privatized School Lunch Program Didn't Save Money - Or Improve Meals

WTOP Radio

March 18, 2017

D.C. mayor and advocates rally for affordable housing

The Washington Post

March 17, 2017

D.C. Auditor Calls Taxpayer-Funded Affordable Housing Trust "Unreliable"

The DCist

March 16, 2017

D.C. can't get the housing thing right

The Washington Times

March 16, 2017

D.C. Auditor Critiques City's Affordable Housing Investments

Washington City Paper

March 16, 2017

DC's affordable housing program has been mismanaged, according to city auditor's report

The Washington Post

March 9, 2017

Can D.C.’s university turn itself around?

At the heart of the strategic plan adopted three years ago to turn around the University of the District of Columbia was the recognition that it could no longer attempt to be all things to all people. The long-troubled institution realized finally that its core mission must be preparing students for high-demand area jobs and that it needed to overhaul its educational program to make it more relevant. Unfortunately, as a recent audit of UDC makes clear, the goal is more easily pronounced than accomplished.

The Washington Post

January 25, 2017

GOP health proposals could cost D.C. billions, report finds

Yahoo News

January 17, 2017

Is D.C. city hall big enough for both of them?

The Washington Post

January 11, 2017

District officials unnecessarily spent $41 million on Blizzard 2016, audit shows

WUSA9

January 11, 2017

Audit reveals DC’s $41M price tag for last year’s snowstorm

WTOP Radio

January 11, 2017

Auditors: The District unnecessarily spent over $40 million during 2016 snow storm

WDCW-TV

January 11, 2017

D.C. Workers Billed Taxpayers to Dine at Restaurants During Winter Storm Jonas

The Washington Free Beacon

January 11, 2017

D.C. government vastly overpaid for snow removal services last year, new audit says

The Washington Times

January 11, 2017

Report: D.C. spent $41M on Winter Storm Jonas

Popville

January 11, 2017

For 1 storm, D.C. spent $40 million on snow removal, some of the funds improperly, audit finds

The Washington Post

January 11, 2017

DC Auditor: City computers vulnerable to hackers

WJLA-TV7

January 9, 2017

The D.C. Government Must Improve Policies and Practices for the Protection of Personally Identifable Information

NASACT Weekly Update, State Auditors Section

GOP Health proposals could cost D.C. Billions, report finds

Washington Post

Obamacare Repeal Would Cost D.C. Billions Of Dollars, Report Says

WAMU

What D.C.-area businesses could expect from a potential ACA repeal

The Washington Business Journal

Audit: District to lose $1 billion a year under repeal of Obamacare

The Washington Times

News from 2016

October 10, 2016

When Developers Promise Local Jobs, Who Keeps Them Accountable?

WAMU/The Kojo Nnamdi Show

October 7, 2016

D.C. Government Failing To Hold Developers Accountable, city auditor says

The Washington Post

October 7, 2016

Auditor: DCPS Should Bring Back In-House Food Service

TheDCist

October 7, 2016

New Report Says DCPS Could Save Millions of Dollars If It Starts Producing Own Lunches

WJLA/TV7

October 6, 2016

Auditor says D.C. Public Schools Should Manage Its Own Food Program Again

The Washington Post

August 9, 2016

Report: D.C. falls short on monitoring private developers' promises

The Washington Business Journal

June 27, 2016

D.C.'s Summer Jobs Program Begins Second Year With Older Youth

Washington City Paper

June 27, 2016

D.C. Government's Response to 311 Requests Is Sometimes 'Poor or Non-Existent,' Auditor Finds

Washington City Paper

June 26, 2016

Summer jobs program kicks off, but critics still unsure new expansion works

The Washington Post

June 13, 2016

D.C. Board of Elections: 1,900 Workers Prepared for Tuesday's Democratic Primary

The Washington City Paper

June 13, 2016

Democrats perpetuate election fraud

The Washington Times

June 8, 2016

Audit Finds Dead People on District Voter Rolls

Washington City Paper

June 8, 2016

D.C. School Renovations Run $107 Million Over Budget

Townhall

June 3, 2016

D.C. Auditor Puts Summer Youth Employment Program Under The Microscope

Washington City Paper

June 2, 2016

How The Price of A DC School Soared From $71 Million To $178 Million

WMAL DC

June 1, 2016

Auditor: Customer Service At D.C. Agencies Varies Wildly

The DCist

June 1, 2016

Audit Details Cost Overruns at Ellington

The Georgetown Dish

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