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Gov. Matt Bevin has hired a private consulting company to audit Kentucky’s struggling public pension systems, which have more than $35 billion in unfunded liabilities.

In an announcement Monday, Bevin says Philadelphia-based PFM Group will lead a review of Kentucky’s Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and Judicial Form Retirement System.  

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State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office says it is referring its findings of a review into the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources over to the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Branch Ethics Commission. 

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A state audit has found a handful of discrepancies in the Hickman County Sheriff’s office, including unauthorized purchases and an overspent budget.

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A western Tennessee county is so far one of four in the state to receive a clean audit report in fiscal year 2015. Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury reports Weakley County's audit contained no findings. 

State lawmakers said a performance audit of the Legislative Research Commission reveals cultural issues in the Kentucky state Capitol.

The audit by the National Conference of State Legislatures found that the state agency’s employees were distressed by a culture of favoritism and opaque hiring practices in the LRC, a state agency that provides research and staffing to legislators. However, the audit said little about sexual harassment in the organization, even though the report was commissioned in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal in the Statehouse.

State Government Audit Under Review

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An audit of state government by the National Conference of State Legislatures is currently under “review” by Kentucky political leaders but the report hasn’t been made public.

A spokesman for the NCSL says on April 25 a preliminary draft of their report was delivered to Marcia Seiler, the acting director of the Legislative Research Commission, and to members of state House and Senate leadership.

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A state audit of Calloway County Attorney David Harrington’s office has found several issues with the handling of public funds. The state auditor’s office says they performed the audit after hearing concerns about possible mismanagement at the office.

The Kentucky State Auditor’s office found the Graves County Fiscal Court failed to properly pay a contractor and report funds. The auditor’s office 2010-2011 fiscal year report released today shows the county failed to promptly pay a contractor for nearly 1.6 million dollars in clean-up work related to the 2009 Ice Storm. The work was done in May 2009, but was not paid for until more than a year later, violating state statute which orders all contract work paid within 30 days.

The Kentucky auditor’s office noted one violation in its report on the Livingston County Clerk’s 2011 financial statement. The auditor’s office found the county clerk bookkeeper controlled all the financial records without a second person reviewing them.

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Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen says the McCracken County Clerk’s Office violated state statute in 2011. According to the annual audit report, the McCracken County Fiscal Court failed to set a maximum county clerk salary order, which the clerk uses to hire deputies and assistants and provide fringe benefits.

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