New Report Finds $36 Million Is Owed To State’s Education System

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In a report released yesterday, the California State Auditor’s office says $36 million is owed to the state’s education system that should have been paid out during the last fiscal year. Spokesperson for the State Auditor Office Margarita Fernandez says the report found problematic management and questionable contracting practices as areas where the department failed to properly budget.

State lawmakers requested an audit last year after finding the department’s revenue had increased significantly, but its education funding did not match.