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Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance Programs — These programs provide low-income individuals and families with financial assistance to offset energy costs and services to reduce energy consumption. In fiscal year (FY) 2012-13, 222,470 households received energy assistance, 7,471 dwelling units were weatherized, and expenditures for the programs totaled $217.1 million. We include recommendations for the Department of Administration to implement policies that will improve program integrity and oversight. Full Report (PDF 1,502K)
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Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP) Authority — We provided an unmodified opinion on the HIRSP Authority's 2013 financial statements. 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 included provisions to dissolve the HIRSP Authority and end HIRSP insurance coverage. Subsequently, 2013 Wisconsin Act 116 extended insurance coverage through March 31, 2014. Act 116 also transferred administrative responsibility for the operations and eventual dissolution of HIRSP to the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. Send Comments or Questions Full Report (PDF 1,206K)
A Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hearing was held Thursday, April 24, 2014. The audio archive can be accessed through this link.
State of Wisconsin FY 2012-13 Single Audit — State agencies administered $12.5 billion in federal financial assistance in FY 2012-13. Expenditures funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 decreased from $3.5 billion in FY 2009-10 to $155.1 million in FY 2012-13. We provide an unmodified opinion on federal compliance and include recommendations related to the administration of federal programs. We also question more than $520,000 in costs charged to federal programs. Full Report (PDF 1,549K)
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