Tag Archives: states

DOL Provides Grants for State Unemployment Insurance Programs

Planning to cheat your state’s unemployment system? Think again. The Department of Labor this week issued more than $87 million nationwide to improve state unemployment insurance programs. The funds will allow state agencies to implement program integrity and system improvement…

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Sneak Preview: Problems Cited with MOE Flexibility Oversight

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Several state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) recently reviewed by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General did not always comply with laws…

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Sneak Preview: FHWA To Evaluate State Cost Estimation Procedures

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Federal Highway Administration officials plan to review each state’s cost estimating procedures by May 2013 to ensure that states are obligating funds for American Recovery and Reinvestment…

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Sneak Peek: ED Aims To Convey SFSF Monitoring Results Better

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Education plans to tell states that received State Fiscal Stabilization Fund dollars under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act about program monitoring results sooner.

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Roundup Reel: Week of Aug. 8

Here’s hoping you’re all reading this on vacation, like our elected Congressional representatives. But wherever you are this week, here’s a rundown of what you may have missed in the latest round of analysis looking at how the recently inked…

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Jumbo-Sized Concern Over Proposed Reporting Requirements

Amid all the pro-transparency, pro-accountability, anti-waste hoopla that has dominated the headlines (and our blog) concerning Rep. Daniel Issa’s  (R-Calif.) Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) bill and President Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste initiative, the real white elephant…

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Double Whammy: State Budget Shortfalls Compound Federal Cuts

It’s no secret that states face budget crises that are potentially more damaging for local entities than discretionary spending cuts at the federal level. States claim that they were the first into the recession, and many are still climbing out…

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