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State auditor rips public health contracts, oversight
Sacramento Bee

The California Department of Public Health mismanaged public funds for child abuse and injury prevention programs, violating state contracting laws and improperly spending millions of dollars on administrative costs, the state auditor said today. State Auditor Elaine Howle said in a report that the Departments of Public Health and Social Services “exhibited weaknesses in their administration” of two relatively small funds established by the Legislature to support programs designed to prevent childhood injuries and abuse.

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