Auditor Adam Edelen http://wfpl.org en State Auditor Accepts Request to Review Jefferson County Public Schools http://wfpl.org/post/state-auditor-accepts-request-review-jefferson-county-public-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen accepted the Jefferson County Public Schools’ request to audit the school district today Wednesday.</span></p><p>Edelen was joined by JCPS board members, Superintendent Donna Hargens and Mayor Greg Fischer in announcing details of the audit which was <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/school-board-requests-state-audit-jefferson-county-public-schools">approved by the board this week</a>, following a recommendation from the superintendent.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:16:06 +0000 Devin Katayama 5117 at http://wfpl.org State Auditor Accepts Request to Review Jefferson County Public Schools Kentucky Auditor, Education Commissioner Urge Transparency in Superintendent Contracts http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-auditor-education-commissioner-urge-transparency-superintendent-contracts <p>School superintendent contracts, benefit packages and evaluations would be available to the public online under recommendations supported by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and state Auditor Adam Edelen.</p><p>Edelen’s office has uncovered abuse of power at multiple school districts in recent months.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:13:02 +0000 Brenna Angel | Kentucky Public Radio 4494 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Auditor, Education Commissioner Urge Transparency in Superintendent Contracts Special Taxing Districts Reform Sails Through Kentucky State House http://wfpl.org/post/special-taxing-districts-reform-sails-through-kentucky-state-house <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill </span><a href="/post/special-taxing-districts-reforms-filed-moving-quickly-frankfort" style="line-height: 1.5;">reforming how the state's special districts </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">are categorized and making them more transparent easily passed the state House this morning, 96-1.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Rep. Lynn Belcher, a Republican from Crittenden County, was the lone "no" vote.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:18:31 +0000 Kenny Colston 3883 at http://wfpl.org Special Taxing Districts Reform Sails Through Kentucky State House Special Taxing Districts Reforms Filed, Moving Quickly in Frankfort http://wfpl.org/post/special-taxing-districts-reforms-filed-moving-quickly-frankfort <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — Efforts to reform Kentucky's laws for more than 1,000 special taxing districts—such as library boards, fire districts and sewer districts— are quickly moving this week &nbsp;in the General Assembly.</span></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:31:51 +0000 Kenny Colston 3818 at http://wfpl.org Special Taxing Districts Reforms Filed, Moving Quickly in Frankfort Read | Jefferson County Responds to Auditor's Critical Review of Clerk's Office http://wfpl.org/post/read-jefferson-county-responds-auditors-critical-review-clerks-office <p>Earlier this year, Auditor Adam Edelen released a <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/state-audit-finds-poor-documentation-troubling-practices-jefferson-county-clerk-s-office">report critical of the record-keeping of charitable funds</a> in Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw's office, among other issues. Holsclaw later <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/holsclaw-defends-clerk-s-office-against-state-audit">questioned whether the report </a>was politically motivated.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:48:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 2794 at http://wfpl.org Edelen Says He'll Support Grimes, Not Ashley Judd, For U.S. Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/edelen-says-hell-support-grimes-not-ashley-judd-us-senate-race <p></p><p>Ashley Judd is the most discussed potential Democratic candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell' for his seat in 2014, but not all Kentucky Democratic statewide officers are supporting the idea.</p><p></p><p>Auditor Adam&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;said&nbsp;he'll be encouraging and supporting Alison Lundergan Grimes,&nbsp;the Kentucky secretary of state, for the 2014 senate race --&nbsp;because of Grimes' focus on state, not national, issues.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:51:16 +0000 Kenny Colston 2517 at http://wfpl.org Edelen Says He'll Support Grimes, Not Ashley Judd, For U.S. Senate Race Kentucky State Auditor: Special Tax Districts Spend Much, Laws Need Overhaul http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-special-tax-districts-spend-much-laws-need-overhaul <p></p><div>Taken together, Kentucky's special taxing districts spend more money than the state spends on Medicaid and infrastructure -- and nearly half of those districts are not following rules on filing budgets or submitting audits, said a report from State Auditor Adam Edelen released Wednesday.&nbsp;</div><p></p><p>A special taxing district is a quasi-governmental agency that collects fees or taxes, such as library boards, soil districts and health districts.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:31:19 +0000 Kenny Colston 2500 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Auditor: Special Tax Districts Spend Much, Laws Need Overhaul Kentuckians Will Play An Off-Camera Role at DNC http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckians-will-play-camera-role-dnc <p>As Democrats head to Charlotte, North Carolina this week for the Democratic National Convention, many Kentucky delegates will be going for the first time.</p><p>Auditor Adam Edelen is one of those first-timers. Edelen says he thinks his party will show why they truly are the best representatives and supporters of the middle class.</p><p>Edelen says former President Bill Clinton will likely be the best messenger for that campaign at the convention.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 1513 at http://wfpl.org Conway Says He Won't Run in 2014, Edelen 'Highly Unlikely' http://wfpl.org/post/conway-says-he-wont-run-2014-edelen-highly-unlikely <p>Two of Kentucky's highest profile Democrats say they are not interested in taking on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate in 2010 against Republican Rand Paul, tells Kentucky Public Radio he isn't interested in running for the chamber again.</p><p>“I cannot forsee a scenario where I would run for the Senate in 2014, because I stated on several occasions when I ran for re-election as attorney general that I would finish out that term as attorney general,” he says.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:35:20 +0000 Kenny Colston 1393 at http://wfpl.org Conway Says He Won't Run in 2014, Edelen 'Highly Unlikely' Edelen Wants to Review and Reform Taxing Districts, But First He Has to Count Them http://wfpl.org/post/edelen-wants-review-and-reform-taxing-districts-first-he-has-count-them <p>Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen is encouraging local officials to help him find out about the state’s hundreds of special taxing districts.</p><p>A special taxing district is a quasi-governmental agency—such as a local sewer system or public library—that gets its funds from a separate tax.</p><p>No one knows how many such districts there are in the state. And since the spring, Edelen has set out to find and catalog all of the districts, then see if any are abusing public funds.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:15:20 +0000 Kenny Colston 1343 at http://wfpl.org