Second Guessing Second Injury Fund Audit

A state audit predicts a $57 million shortfall next year in the Second Injury Fund, but the basis upon which she makes that prediction concerns the governor. State Auditor Susan Montee says changes made by the legislature in 2005 will reduce the number of claims filed...

Auditor Predicts Second Injury Fund Will Go Insolvent

A state audit predicts the Second Injury Fund will become insolvent next year. The audit forecasts expenditures to outpace revenue by $57.5 million in the next two years. The audit lays blame on a couple of factors. The legislature made changes in the fund during the...

State Auditor Now Looking into Ferrell Case

The once-secret proposed settlement of a sexual harassment complaint against Director of Agriculture Fred Ferrell has caught the eye of State Auditor Susan Montee. She’s going to look into the way the Department planned to pay more than $80,000 to the woman who...
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