Post Tagged with: "Tennessee Comptroller"

Currently, Tennessee has a tracking system for medicine including the ingredient pseudoephedrine, though researchers say the system has been ineffective at reducing meth production. Credit: theloushe via Flickr

Would Prescriptions Slow Down Meth in Tennessee? Study Finds Tossup

by / on January 13, 2014

Whether or not to mandate prescriptions for cold medicine used to make methamphetamine is a debate being revived in the Tennessee legislature, which reconvenes this week. The latest study suggests lawmakers may have to go with their gut.

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Dramatic Growth in Number of Homeless Children

Dramatic Growth in Number of Homeless Children

by / on October 29, 2012

Tennessee outpaced the national average in terms of one ripple effect of the recession. From 2007 through 2010, the number of public school students known to be homeless increased by 74 percent. The national figure was 38 percent. Even so, Tennessee’s official count may be too low.

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Investigation Finds Extensive Fraud in Putnam County Retirement Home

Investigation Finds Extensive Fraud in Putnam County Retirement Home

by / on October 15, 2012

A new report from the Tennessee Comptroller’s office describes a tangled web of fraud, misspending and outright lies at the Upper Cumberland Development District. The agency’s director used a million-and-half dollar assisted living facility near Cookeville as her personal home and cash cow.

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Audit Finds Agency Splurged on Extravagant Meals and Smart Phones

Audit Finds Agency Splurged on Extravagant Meals and Smart Phones

by / on September 25, 2012

A state investigation of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency has turned up 2 million dollars in questionable spending.

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Comptroller Calls for Transparency, Verification in BEP and CCTA

by / on August 6, 2012

Tennessee’s Comptroller is warning a pair of programs used to fund education may be in a – quote- “risky situation.”

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Audit Finds Widespread Problems in East Tennessee Drug Task Force

by / on July 10, 2012

Most of the 31 task forces charged with coordinating drug enforcement efforts across Tennessee are keeping good records, according to an annual audit by the state Comptroller’s office. But the report shows one in far northeastern Tennessee is riddled with problems that local officials agree can only be fixed by a change in leadership.

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Comptroller’s Report Shows Less Theft from Local Governments

Comptroller’s Report Shows Less Theft from Local Governments

by / on June 25, 2012

There’s been a significant drop in how much money is missing from local governments in Tennessee, but the total amount is still in the six figure range.

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DA Asks TBI, Auditors to Investigate Arriola

by / on July 15, 2011

District Attorney Torry Johnson says he’s asking the state to look into possible wrongdoing by Davidson County Clerk John Arriola. A Channel Five investigation questioned whether Arriola placed someone on his payroll who doesn’t actually perform a job for the clerk’s office. Those reports also said Arriola charges for officiating at weddings.

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More Than $700,000 Missing from Local Agencies Statewide

by / on April 13, 2011

For the third year in a row, theft from local governments is on the rise.

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Stimulus Funds for Weatherization Misused

by / on December 20, 2010

Federal stimulus money meant to help poor people weatherize their homes is being mismanaged.

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Theft from County Coffers Continues to Rise

by / on August 17, 2010

For the second year in a row, a state report shows hundreds of thousands of dollars are missing from Tennessee’s counties. Some shortages are the result of sloppy accounting, but more often it’s been stolen by government officials or employees.

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Pre K Report Provides Fodder for Both Sides

by / on March 9, 2010

Continued monitoring of Tennessee’s pre kindergarten classrooms shows no significant change after students complete the 2nd grade. The study gives the legislature no clear reading on Pre K’s effectiveness.

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More Interventions Needed to Build on PreK Boost

by / on October 29, 2009

The positive effects of Tennessee’s pre-Kindergarten program seem to only last a few years.

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