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State Board Of Accounts

Zoeller wants new tools to halt theft of public funds

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Public Integrity Coalition, led by Attorney General Greg Zoeller, wants state lawmakers to approve new tools to crack down on theft and corruption by local government officials.

September 26, 2014 11:08 am

State audit uncovers theft of Valpo schools lunch funds

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso schools was forced to change its procedures for accounting for money collected under a federally funded lunch program after an audit by the State Board of Accounts revealed a former employee allegedly took $37,750 for personal use over a period of about a year.

May 03, 2014 9:50 am

Porter County clerk proposes big election savings

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board will meet next Friday to decide whether to buy an e-pollbook system and printer that County Clerk Karen Martin said could save thousands of dollars a year now spent on unused ballots.

March 07, 2014 6:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

MARC CHASE: Cold freezes hearts, logic of snowplow naysayers

Plenty of government blunders in the region deserve bitter-cold responses.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am

Gary airport comes up short in state audit

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority collected double reimbursements for its $166 million expansion project during 2012 and ended up refunding $10.38 million to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority because of the errors, according to a State Board of Accounts audit.

November 21, 2013 5:00 pm Related

Pence names new state examiner

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appointed Paul Joyce director of the State Board of Accounts, the agency that audits the state and local governments for missing money and other recordkeeping errors.

November 11, 2013 10:45 am

New federal guidelines flag municipalities for audits

LOWELL | New federal guidelines have caused more than one municipality and its clerk-treasurer to be audited and written up, state officials said.

November 09, 2013 6:30 pm

State, Munster in tiff over use of TIF funds

MUNSTER | The Indiana State Board of Accounts and the Munster Redevelopment Commission seem to be in tiff about the use of TIF funds.

August 31, 2013 6:40 pm
Sawyer sworn in as state auditor

Sawyer sworn in as state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Dwayne Sawyer took the oath of office Monday to become Indiana's 55th state auditor.

August 19, 2013 8:08 pm
Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.

August 08, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Did county wait too long for E-911 deals?

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating whether they have time to shop for the lowest price on what could be one of the largest electronics purchases in county government history.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am
Former Banneker school treasurer on hook for missing money

Former Banneker school treasurer on hook for missing money

INDIANAPOLIS | The former extracurricular treasurer at Gary's Banneker school may be forced to repay $470.15 she collected for school activities that allegedly never made it to the bank.

May 21, 2013 6:00 pm Related
State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing money

State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing money

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's auditing agency has demanded that the former extra-curricular treasurer for two Gary high schools repay nearly $6,000 in fees and ticket sales revenue it claims is missing.

May 17, 2013 7:15 pm Related
State audit uncovers Tri-Creek recordkeeping errors

State audit uncovers Tri-Creek recordkeeping errors

INDIANAPOLIS | If any item from among the more than $300,000 worth of kitchen equipment is missing from the new Lowell Middle School it seems no one would know.

March 27, 2013 6:37 pm Related

Gary airport to take look at public-private partnership

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority voted 5-1 on Monday to create a committee with the city of Gary to come up with recommendations for a public-private partnership "to move the airport forward."

February 11, 2013 12:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Judge shouldn't have needed auditors' greeting card

RICH JAMES: Judge shouldn't have needed auditors' greeting card

When it comes to public corruption, especially up in this neck of the woods, $787 is little more than chump change.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
Gary judge repays tax money spent on Christmas cards

Gary judge repays tax money spent on Christmas cards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary City Judge Deidre Monroe has repaid the city $787.48 after state auditors told her government funds can't be used to buy Christmas cards.

January 22, 2013 2:15 pm Related

Cal Township has members in rogues' gallery of corruption

GARY | Many dark corners of local government in Lake County have been home to corrupt public officials over the years, and Calumet Township is no exception.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County officials scrap petty cash fund for now

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have closed down an unauthorized petty cash fund its maintenance staff created with money from recycled scrap metal.

December 01, 2012 6:30 pm

Portage eyes changing personnel policies for supervisors

PORTAGE | A change in city personnel policy four years ago has come back to bite officials as they wrangle over what to do about vacations for department supervisors.

November 28, 2012 5:45 pm
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