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Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit

Evaluating Whether Fiscal Notes Include Accurate and Reasonable Estimates

Introduction Senator Larry Alley requested this audit, which the Legislative Post Audit Committee authorized at its April 25, 2023 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following question: Do agencies provide accurate and reasonable estimates in fiscal notes for potential legislation? We reviewed 20 bills… Read More

Evaluating the Implementation of the Performance-Based Budgeting Process

Introduction Representative Kristey Williams and Senator Caryn Tyson requested this audit, which was authorized by the Legislative Post Audit Committee at its May 5, 2021 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: Was Kansas’s performance-based budgeting system adequately implemented as outlined in state… Read More

Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Initiatives to Improve Outcomes

Introduction The Legislative Post Audit Committee requested and approved this audit at its September 2, 2020 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: What practices or programs do state-funded mental health and substance abuse providers report using and how well do they appear… Read More

Juvenile Justice Reforms: Evaluating the Effects of Senate Bill 367

Introduction Representative John Barker requested this audit, which was authorized by the Legislative Post Audit Committee at its April 30, 2019 meeting. Objectives, Scope, & Methodology Our audit objective was to answer the following questions: Has Kansas increased community-based services for juveniles since the passage of Senate Bill 367?Do… Read More