Legislative Auditor http://wwno.org en Audit Says Office Of Juvenile Justice Not Properly Monitoring Contracts http://wwno.org/post/audit-says-office-juvenile-justice-not-properly-monitoring-contracts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is doing a poor job making sure the prevention and diversion programs it uses are helping to keep children out of youth prisons.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">That's the finding of an audit released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office that looked at the state's Office of Juvenile Justice.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:57:25 +0000 The Associated Press 53907 at http://wwno.org Louisiana boards and commissions near 500 http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-boards-and-commissions-near-500 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Despite efforts to shrink the number of Louisiana's governing boards and commissions, the total of such panels is higher now than when Gov. Bobby Jindal took office in 2008.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">That's according to a review by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office released this week.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:38:30 +0000 The Associated Press 18247 at http://wwno.org State auditor takes second look at Jefferson Parish health clinics http://wwno.org/post/state-auditor-takes-second-look-jefferson-parish-health-clinics <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Legislative Auditor says a second review of financial records at Jefferson Community Healthcare Centers has uncovered illegal use of public money and transactions involving former Jefferson Parish Councilman Byron Lee and his family.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:54:22 +0000 The Associated Press 17232 at http://wwno.org Privatization of state agency yields early savings http://wwno.org/post/privatization-state-agency-yields-early-savings <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Legislative auditors say a contract with a private company based in Mandeville to privatize and run much of the claims processing and management handled by the state&#39;s Office of Risk Management has been producing results ahead of schedules.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:39:55 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 16399 at http://wwno.org Setbacks for agency in recovering film tax credits http://wwno.org/post/setbacks-agency-recovering-film-tax-credits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials from the Louisiana Department of Economic Development say the only action they could take against two companies that received about $935,000 in ineligible state motion picture tax credits is to file a civil action lawsuit.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:45:00 +0000 SHEILA V KUMAR | The Associated Press 15560 at http://wwno.org Kenner visitors bureau misspent thousands http://wwno.org/post/kenner-visitors-bureau-misspent-thousands <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">BATON ROUGE&nbsp;&mdash; The state Legislative Auditor has released a report that accuses the director and a board member of the Kenner Convention and Visitors Bureau of misusing public funds.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:45:55 +0000 The Associated Press 9848 at http://wwno.org