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Georgia House passes $44.6 billion state budget, keeping insurance for part-time school employees

...also offers less funding for new staff at the state's ethics commission. Tasked with enforcing campaign and ethics laws, auditors said the commission failed to consider a single complaint for a year and a half.England said the commission has begun addressing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-26/georgia-house-passes-446
Augusta VA patient-support staff must reapply for upgraded position

...effort, implementation of which was not final until 2014, was beginning to take hold in Augusta last November, after VA auditors flagged hospital scheduling operations for further review and as a result, management clarified how its "preferred-date...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-02-13/augusta-va-patient-support-s
Auditors dispute figures

...than it earned, according to federal auditors. During fiscal years 1997 and 1998...the Cost Reduction Incentive Program, auditors wrote. The program rewards Energy Department...withdrawals for at least 21 proposals, auditors reported. The errors occurred because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/29/met_260178.shtml
Metro
Billing quirk lets labs overcharge Medicaid, auditors say

...single battery. Instead, the auditors found numerous instances of...In a sample case provided by auditors, a three-part blood chemistry...Marshall said. Georgia's state auditor is examining the Medicaid billings...completed in January of this year, auditors determined that a SmithKline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/09/bus_201119.shtml
Business
Auditors uncover trouble in books

Federal auditors Wednesday highlighted a series of accounting deficiencies...exercise oversight of such audits by ensuring that auditors reported to an independent committee to prevent the auditors from "modifying results in favor of WSRC." But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-01-22/auditors-uncover-trouble-book
Metro | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Auditors question facility's fines

ATLANTA - State auditors singled out sanctions against the Estelle...revising how it levies fines. The state auditors also found that the agency often did...16 facilities hadn't paid up, and auditors found no record of subsequent penalties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/17/met_431528.shtml
Metro
Georgia missing money from car tags, auditors say

...to their sale, according to state auditors.The Department of Audits & Accounts...up $11.7 million, according to the auditors' report.Expanding the selection to...the breast-cancer awareness tag.The auditors recommend a targeted campaign to beef...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2010-02-24/georgia-missing-money-ca
Government | Government
Column: Auditors scrutinize teaching hospital charges

FEDERAL AUDITORS are training their guns on Medicare overcharges...Physicians At Teaching Hospitals. Government auditors suspect the hospitals are routinely charging...paying back millions to stop federal auditors from digging any further. That has some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/06/op_238262.shtml
Opinion columns
Ga. misses out on car-tag fees, auditors say

...to their sale, according to state auditors.The Department of Audits & Accounts...up $11.7 million, according to the auditors' report.Expanding the selection to...the breast-cancer awareness tag.The auditors recommend a targeted campaign to beef...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2010-02-24/ga-misses-out-car-tag-fe
Government | Government
Auditors raise specter of Chapter 11

...jarring than two written by the company's auditors: "Substantial doubt." The doubt...restructuring plan. It's no surprise that auditors would question GM's viability. The...auto sales climate in 27 years. But the auditors' comments are serious because the threshold...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/06/bus_513681.shtml
Business