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The newest performance audit pats the Department of Revenue and the Employment Security Department on the back for getting what’s owed. It’s got some suggestions for another eight agencies.
Overall, the state was owed $5 billion in 2006, a 10 percent increase from 2004, the report says. If the eight agencies singled out for improvement could cut their accounts due by half, they’d bring in an extra $160 million.
And while 50 percent improvement sounds lofty, the report says the Department of Labor and Industries did just that by implementing the suggestions of auditors.