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Meet Kathy McGuiness, Your State Auditor

Kathy McGuiness is Delaware’s State Auditor and the first woman Delaware’s history to serve in this role.

Kathy was sworn into office in January 2019. McGuiness has identified $86 million in annual efficiency savings, government overspending, and potential revenue sources. She saved $500,000 by bringing audits back in-house and identified government savings of hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. The Auditor’s Office continues to produce high quality reports in spite of having fewer resources than it had in Fiscal Year 2008.

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In The News

For jobs and revenue, state auditor says Delaware needs to do just one thing: Legalize it

Delaware could create a $215 million dollar industry, create 1,400 jobs, and bring in more than $40 million–conservatively–in revenue if lawmakers would do one thing: Legalize it.
Those numbers come from Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, who released an informational independent report detailing just how marijuana could be a boon for the state if they chose to enact legalization and taxation of cannabis.

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This state auditor is leading a national effort to improve COVID-19 data tracking

Kathy McGuiness, Delaware’s first woman state auditor, has launched a multi-state initiative to collect better data about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Report: Del. Could Have Saved Millions With Prison Prescription Program

Delaware’s Department of Correction could have saved tens of millions of dollars over seven years in prescription drug costs, according to a special report prepared by State Auditor Kathy McGuiness.

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Delaware Firefighters Saved Taxpayers $244 Million Says State Auditor

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness released the Delaware Volunteer Fire Service Special Report. This year, the Auditor’s Office estimated that the Delaware volunteer fire service saved the state taxpayers over $244 million for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

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State Watchdogs Plan to Monitor COVID-19 Data Accuracy

Concerned about the accuracy and uniformity of COVID-19 data, a bipartisan coalition of fiscal watchdogs have banded together to try to help make sure states are compiling and tracking information the same way.

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Track how federal CARES Act money is spent in Delaware

“Taxpayers want to know where their money’s spent.”

That desire prompted Delaware Auditor Kathy McGuiness and her team to come up with a CARES Act fund tracker.

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Fiscal Watchdogs in PA, DE, MD Demand Transparency in Coronavirus Aid

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot Thursday called for full transparency on how hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid for small businesses was already distributed and better accountability measures in the next stimulus package.

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New state auditor reports progress in first 100 days

“Delaware’s Constitution imparts important responsibilities to the state auditor’s office, responsibilities designed to contribute to the state’s fiscal health,” said McGuiness. “By ensuring tax dollars are spent in the manner intended, it gives confidence to Delawareans, businesses and credit rating organizations that our state’s financial house is in order.

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