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Audit finds improper state purchases

The first audit of a new state agency dedicated to cleaning up Puget Sound has found cost overruns, failure to follow the law in awarding no-bid contracts, and improper use of state money on gifts.

The bottom line: ‚ÄúPublic funds set aside for the restoration of Puget Sound were improperly spent,” State Auditor Brian Sonntag‘s office found.

The audit is pretty scathing, saying the Puget Sound Partnership circumvented the law. In one instance, it awarded a law firm a no-bid contract drawn up just under the threshold that would have required competitive bidding, and later increased the cost far

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