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Massachusetts auditor Suzanne Bump

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Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump says an audit of the Department of Early Education and Care found a number of shortcomings in the agency — from inconsistent investigation and reporting of child abuse to a failure to properly conduct background checks on its staff. Bump’s audit – which ran from 2016 to 2018 – has produced a number of recommendations to the EEC. WAMC spoke with Bump about her investigation, as well as her department’s past examinations of the soldiers’ homes in Chelsea and Holyoke. The horror has garnered national headlines, with more than 100 coronavirus-related deaths at the state-run nursing facilities for veterans in Massachusetts since March. Bump says audits in 2016 and 2017 indicated issues with the facilities years before the pandemic.

Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump speaks with WAMC in 2014.
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     Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump released an audit Monday that flagged problems with how the state’s health insurance program for the poor paid claims for behavioral health services.  The people who run the state’s Medicaid program dispute the audit’s conclusions.

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     Republicans in the Massachusetts Senate want to reimburse cities and towns for the state-mandated costs of last year’s early voting program.

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Early voting for the 2016 election in Massachusetts proved to be very popular and by all accounts successful.  Now, the state auditor has determined who should foot the bill. 

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A recent report puts a price tag on repairs required to local water systems in Massachusetts.  It also adds to a national political issue because President Donald Trump has promised to make a massive investment in infrastructure. 

Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump speaks with WAMC in 2014.
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Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump is planning to seek re-election in 2018. The Democrat made the announcement Tuesday to quell speculation she might leave her post to run the two businesses her husband Paul McDevitt owned and operated before his death from cancer last month.

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A state audit suggests the Massachusetts Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program.

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Facing two challengers incumbent Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump stopped in the westernmost part of the commonwealth, Friday, less than two weeks before Election Day.