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New York State Comptroller

The Tourism Industry in New York City: Reigniting the Return

New York City is a top global destination for visitors drawn to its museums, entertainment, restaurants and commerce. The City is also host to conventions and trade shows, and major athletic events such as the New York City Marathon and the U.S. Open. The industry experienced strong growth in employment and wages in the decade preceding 2020. OSC estimates the industry lost nearly a third of its employment in 2020. Visitors and their spending are not projected to reach pre-pandemic levels before 2025. Employment is unlikely to rebound fully before visitor spending.
New York State Comptroller

Annual Update: Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Debt Profile

As 2020 began, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was already facing challenges in balancing its budget, along with missed capital commitment goals, capital funding risks and escalating debt service costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these troubling trends. The MTA was able to balance its 2020 and 2021 budgets with federal emergency relief and funds that had been earmarked for capital purposes. The authority now faces out-year gaps it intends to close with additional federal aid and borrowed funds, and it must advance a capital program that has barely started.
North Carolina State Auditor

Extra Credit Grant Program: Department of Revenue Performance Audit - April 2021

The purpose of this audit was to determine whether the Department of Revenue (Department) awarded the Extra Credit Grant to eligible individuals in compliance with North Carolina Session Law 2020-4 Sections 4.12.(a)–(d). 1 If not in compliance, identify the causes and the effect of noncompliance. Some low-income families6 did not receive Extra Credit Grant Program payments from the State. These families did not receive the payments because of the additional steps the Department needed to take in order to award payments to low-income families in a short timeframe.
California State Auditor

California Department of Public Health: It Could Do More to Ensure Federal Funds for Expanding the State’s COVID‑19 Testing and Contact Tracing Programs Are Used Effectively

We found that the State has met or exceeded targets for testing individuals for COVID‑19, but contact tracing throughout the State has lagged behind case surges that have far exceeded Public Health’s initial planning
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Improper Payments in the Unemployment Insurance Program: Ineligible Recipients Based on Income

This report provides the results of our evaluation of select Unemployment Insurance programs administered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). The purpose of this evaluation was to identify potentially improper payments LWC made to individuals who appear to have been ineligible for unemployment benefits based on their income/
Minnesota State Legislative Auditor

Department of Human Services: Behavioral Health and Grants Management Internal Controls and Grants Management

This report presents the results of our internal controls and compliance audit of the Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division for the period July 2017 through March 2020. The objectives of this audit were to determine if the Department of Human Services had adequate internal controls and complied with certain legal requirements and state policies and procedures related to oversight of grant agreements and payments to grantees.
Ohio Auditor of State

Qualified Opinion Included in State of Ohio Audit

Auditor Faber’s Office issued a qualified opinion on the Unemployment Compensation Fund, and Business-Type Activities opinion units in the State of Ohio’s financial statements due to internal control weaknesses related to recipient eligibility and claims processing of unemployment benefits. A qualified opinion indicates the auditors could not be assured the financials for these opinion units are fairly presented, in all material respects, based on the issues identified. This is a significant qualification.
Ohio Auditor of State

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Data - Performance Audit

This audit is part of a multi-state project to examine data related to COVID-19. This effort was a collaboration among State Auditor offices from Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and was developed with assistance from the National State Auditors Association.
Missouri State Auditor

Federal Funding for COVID-19 Response January 2021

The primary objective of this report is to show Missouri's spending of federal assistance in the month of January 2021 for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and the cumulative financial activity since the state began receiving funding in April 2020.
Colorado State Auditor

Statewide Financial Audit Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020

Included herein is the Statewide Financial Audit Report of the State of Colorado for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020. The audit was conducted under the authority of Section 2-3-103, C.R.S., which authorizes the State Auditor to conduct audits of all state departments, institutions, and agencies. The purpose of this report is to present the results of the Statewide Financial Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020.