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Topic - Office Of Legislative Audits
Maryland's highway construction zone speed camera program is run by a contractor that was inadequately vetted and uses equipment that was not calibrated before it went into operation, possibly resulting in more than $850,000 in potential revenue lost for the state, according to an audit released Tuesday.
Maryland's State Highway Administration broke state laws by using $11.3 million in funds since 2008 for unapproved purposes and to conceal overspending on projects, according to an government audit.
Redistricting suit likely to roil Virginia Assembly; D.C. Council now has ethics-reform bill; Maryland audit: assisted-living homes not getting inspected; Gray announcing (another) staff shakeup; Virginia's gun background check being challenged; Maryland revokes 157 nursing assistants' certificates; Sun: Franchot has a tin ear; Prince George's police seek accidentally released slaying suspect.
The Maryland agency in charge of inspecting health-care facilities failed to conduct required annual inspections at more than half of the state's assisted-living homes, according to a state audit released last week.
The Maryland agency responsible for collecting child support let millions go uncollected by overlooking such collection methods as garnishing wages and seizing bank accounts, according to a state audit released Monday.