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Last month, my office released the Audit Exceptions Report for Fiscal Year 2021, a year-end review that gives the public a chance to look at what the investigators, auditors, attorneys, and staffers in my office have done for the state.

The big takeaway?

This past year, our investigators issued demands nearly four times the dollar amount of the demands we issued in the year prior.

The Exceptions Report is published annually. It not only records information on new cases for each fiscal year, but it also keeps a record of where we stand with older cases.

Each year, we receive numerous tips from people who live and work in communities where they witness wrongdoing. We investigate those actions, and if laws were broken, we work with our partners to bring those lawbreakers to…

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