News & Press Releases

July 2019

Press Release

New Report: “Where’s the Money Flowing? Cost-Effectiveness of Lake Champlain Cleanup Efforts”

June 2019

News

St. Albans Messenger

Auditor Hoffer's Response to Emerson Lynn's Critique of My Audit

May 2019

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: St. Albans owes money to ed fund for TIF errors

Green Mountain Daily

St. Albans City Manager Objects to TIF Audit

Press Release 

City of St. Albans Makes Unauthorized Use of TIF District Debt and Understates Tax Increment; City Owes TIF District and State Education Fund

 

April 2019

News

VPR

Audit Update: Checking In On Dr. Dynasaur, EB-5 And OneCare

VTDIGGER

Auditor finds delinquent Medicaid customers still get benefits

 

March 2019

News

WDEV

Auditor Hoffers talks to Dave Gram about our Government Transparency Memo (starts at minute 54:36)

 

February 2019

News

VTDIGGER

Bill would boost scrutiny of ‘all-payer’ program

 

October 2018

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: Tax abatements properly granted, but poorly documented

 

July 2018

News

Vermont Biz

Audit finds possible fraud in Medicaid Residential Services

VTDIGGER

In-home care program improperly paid $150K, audit finds

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VPR

State Auditor Report Says Impact Of Vermont's Business Incentives Is Hard To Measure

Vermont Biz

Auditor can’t quantify benefit of economic incentives

Seven Days VT

Proof Negative: Auditor Documents Lack of Evidence for Business Incentives

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VPR

State Auditor: Ag Agency Needs Better Data, Monitoring Of Farm Pollution Control

VTDIGGER

State auditor queries ag agency’s tracking of water quality spending

 

April 2018

News

WDEV Radio

The Dave Gram Show – Interview 04/10/2018  (Fast-forward to minute 1:20:50)

VTDIGGER

VTrans told to bridge its inspections communications gap

 

December 2017

News

Vote for Vermont - Campaign for Vermont (an ORCA Media Presentation)

Doug Hoffer, Holding State Government Accountable

 

October 2017

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: State regulator failed to enforce environmental laws

 

July 2017

News

Stowe Reporter

Resorts Agree to Change Leases: Vail will bring uphill ski policy to Stowe

 

June 2017

News

 

VPR

Audit: State Investigations Into Alleged Employee Misconduct Lack Paper Trail

VTDIGGER

Auditor: State paid workers $3M during misconduct probes

Rutland Herald

Audit finds state lax on forced paid leave

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: State construction projects ran late and over budget

Vermont Biz

Auditor: State building projects plagued by $24.6 million in cost overruns

VPR

New Audit Shows Major Cost Overruns In State Construction Projects

 

February 2017

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: Public Safety Spending Up as Crime Rate Flat

 

December 2016

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: Price Transparency Still Lacking in Vermont Health Care

 

October 2016

News

VTDIGGER 

Audit questions state web portal fees

VERMONTBIZ

Auditor: Some state web fees not approved as required                     

News

VTDIGGER

Auditor: Millions of Dollars Later, VITL’S Impact Not Measurable

                                       

September 2016

News  

VTDIGGER

Auditor Targets DCFs Response To Benefits Fraud

VPR

Does Vermont Really Have An Embezzlement Problem?

 

July 2016

News

VTDIGGER

Audit: Many State Employees Weren't Evaluated Last Year

Vermont Biz       

State auditor gives mild rebuke to three departments over performance reviews

VPR

Perspectives On The EB-5 Scandal

                                             

April 2016

News                     

VT DIGGER         

Auditor Identifies Data Collection Problems at Tax Department

                                             

March 2016

Press Release

Agency of Education’s Calculations Generally Followed Law but Data Quality Could Be Enhanced

News

VT DIGGER

Auditor says Education Data Collection Could Use Improvement     

 

February 2016

News             

ORCA Media - Community Access Television

State of the State: Doug Hoffer, Vermont Auditor of Accounts

 

December 2015

Press Release      

Auditor Finds Excessive Reliance on Uncompetitive Contracting Practices

 Seven Days 

 Hoffer Finds Rampant No-Bid Contracting in State Government

 VPR

 Audit Of State Contracts Calls For A More Competitive Bidding Process     

 VTDIGGER

 Auditor: Agency of Education Failed to Seek Competitive Bids for Federal Money                                         

 

September 2015

News           

Vermont Training Program – Compliance and Performance

VTDIGGER

 Auditor’s Memo Raises Questions Around Job Training Program's Oversight

 

 

August 2015

Press Release    

Much Work Remains in Efforts to Detect and Prevent Worker Misclassification 

News                  

 VTDIGGER         

State Not Doing Enough to Enforce Employment Laws

VPR

Some Vt. Employers May Misclassify Workers As 'Contractors' To Avoid Expensive Benefits               

 

July 2015

Press Release    

Hoffer Announces New Audits

 

June 2015

Press Release       

State Auditor Calls For Improved Oversight: Department of Corrections’ Transitional Housing 

VTDIGGER          

State Auditor's Report Finds Fault with Prison Housing Program

 

April 2015

Press Release     

State Auditor: Despite Some Progress, There Are Still Serious Problems with VT Health Connect

VTDIGGER                  

No guarantee State can complete Vermont Health Connect

VPR

Audit of Vermont Health Connect shows system has 'Critical Shortcomings'

 

February 2015

Press Release

State Auditor Examines State Government Energy Consumption

WPTZ

Auditor unable to pinpoint government energy usage

Press Release    

State Auditor Reviews MIT Professor's Contract 

VTDIGGER

Auditor Suggests Gruber may have overbilled

 

January 2015

Press Release    

State Auditor Examines Ski Area Leases of Public Lands

VTDIGGER    

Doug Hoffer: Setting the Record Straight on State's Land Leases to Ski Areas                                                                                                                                                     

VPR        

Auditor Says Vermont Should Charge Ski Resorts More For Use

VTDIGGER

Ski Area Leases Of State Land Badly Outdated, Auditor Finds

 

November 2014

Press Release    

Auditor questions state role in liquor sales

VTDIGGER   

Auditor questions state’s role in liquor sales

 

October 2014

Press Release

Auditor Hoffer calls on AHS Departments to Improve Oversight of Designated Agencies

VTDIGGER

Auditor slams state’s failure to track social service contracts

 

August 2014                    

Press Release

Auditor Commends PSB for Plans to Improve Public Access to Information

Burlington Free Press

End the Privatization of Public Records

Burlington Free Press

Auditor criticizes Public Service Board access

VTDIGGER    

Auditor urges PSB to make transcripts more affordable

News

Vermont Health Connect Audit Announcement

Burlington Free Press                          

State auditor to review Vermont Health Connect

VTDIGGER                                    

State auditor plans performance audit of Vermont Health Connect

 

July 2014

Press Release      

State Auditor Releases Second Sex Offender Registry Audit

Seven Days                                   

Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist

Burlington Free Press                                  

Audit finds errors in sex offender registry

VTDIGGER                                  

State Auditor says problems persist with Sex Offender Registry

 

June 2014

Press Release    

State Auditor Examines Consumer Access to Health Care Information

VT DIGGER       

Auditor’s report says state could be doing more to make health care costs transparent for consumers

 

April 2014                         

News

VTDIGGER

Contract prevents state auditor from reviewing VSEA pharmacy benefits

News

Vermont Public Radio                                               

Lawmakers Mull Protections For Whistleblowers

 

November 2013

Press Release    

Auditor says oversight of State cell phones is deficient

VTDIGGER                                                            

State cellphone audit uncovers waste

 

October 2013

Press Release

Auditor finds cost overruns in correctional health care

Brattleboro Reformer                                                            

Audit: Health costs over budget for Vt inmates                                               

VTDIGGER                                                               

State Auditor Critiques DOC's Health Care Contract

 

                                                    

September 2013

Press Release

Hoffer announces new audits

Rutland Herald

State auditor targets four areas

The Mark Johnson Show

Auditor of Accounts discusses the work of the office 

VTDIGGER

Auditor’s report uncovers problems with transitional housing 

Bennington Banner                                                   

Report finds issues with transitional housing

Press Release

State Auditor Examines AOT Projects, Practices

VTDIGGER   

Road construction audits finds room for impovement

                                                         

July 2013

Press Release     

Auditor finds flaws in state workforce safety efforts

VTDIGGER                                                        

Auditor uncovers weaknesses in state's workers' compensation office

Brattleboro Reformer                                                     

 

 

May 2013                    

Press Release

Auditor Applauds TIF Reforms  

Milton Independent                                                     

Milton officials reflect on $22k TIF bill

VTDIGGER                       

Municipalities to pay back some money over TIF dispute

 

April 2013 

News                      

VTDIGGER                                                     

Auditor proposes identity protection for whistleblowers

 

March 2013 

Tax Increment Financing - Recent Communications

Auditor's letter to Secretary Jeb Spaulding

Winooski's Response to SAO letter to Secretary Spaulding

Auditor's Response to Winooski

Milton's Response to SAO letter to Secretary Spaulding

Auditor's Response to Milton

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