A new audit shows that Georgia paid workers who retired, quit, transferred or were laid off $43 million last year in unused vacation time. The unused leave cost state taxpayers closer to $60 million when also including payroll taxes and payments to the health benefits system.
An audit found thousands of dollars missing from Kennesaw State University and it's not certain the money will ever be found. Authorities say the audit revealed that about $70,000 was taken after students put money in their “K-Cash” accounts but before the school put it in the bank.
A state audit shows that the Georgia State Patrol has too many posts and too few troopers on the road when they're needed most. Patrol officials say they are taking another look at staffing because of the audit but limited state funding has left them unable to pay for employees 24 hours a day.