A state contracting scandal that has cost top Texas health officials their jobs and dealt new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott an early test was enabled by a lack of ethics and accountability, a state audit concluded Thursday.
State auditors are criticizing a Texas agency’s contract with AT&T that was initially listed as costing $1 million and then swelled to $105 million over the course of seven years.
State Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they’re being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised.
Democrat Wendy Davis is accusing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott of a ‘cover up’ involving economic incentive dollars on the eve of their final debate in the Texas governor’s race.
The first state audit of Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s deal-closing business fund is raising questions about jobs created and the level of completion from other states luring the same companies.
A federal audit says a Texas state agency is responsible for hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars potentially misspent on unnecessary dental and orthodontic procedures.
A Fort Worth school district audit has deemed more than $2.7 million worth of computer equipment and technology as unnecessary or unused.
Financial documents released by the University of North Texas show accounting irregularities that have overstated the university’s financial position by as much as $23 million.
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