Nine audits, including municipalities, show negative results

Three school districts, five municipalities and one county received audits with negative results, the State Auditor announced Monday. No state agencies received audits with either “adverse” or “disclaimer” opinions from independent auditors. The ten entities with the negative findings are placed on the State Auditor’s “At-Risk” list. “Our tax dollars are best protected when our local governments’ financial statements are up to par and can be relied upon,” State Auditor Tim Keller said in a statement. “Audits are the most standardized and useful tool we have to reduce the chances that our public funds are misused.