For Shad White, the State Auditor’s Office is a job where he can feel like he’s making progress every day.
Republican Shad White was sworn in Tuesday as Mississippi’s new state auditor, and in a brief speech he pledged to protect taxpayers’ money.
Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering on Thursday accused the Mississippi Department of Education of breaking state laws governing contracts and said he’s continuing to investigate problems.
Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office is working to collect almost $102,000 in taxpayer funds owed by deceased Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks.
Stacey Pickering says he’s as aggressive a state auditor as Mississippi has ever had.
His challenger in Tuesday’s Republican primary, Mary Hawkins Butler, says that’s not enough.
The investigation into the Lowndes County Tax Assessor’s Office by the state auditor’s office is closed, according to state officials.
Lowndes County Tax Assessor Greg Andrews has paid a $7,140 fine after an investigation by the state auditor’s office revealed discrepancies in how Andrews’ office handled property tax penalties.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 if Republican Sen. Thad Cochran does not seek re-election.
Stacey Pickering talks in terms of numbers, stats, percentages.
Of course, in his role as the state auditor — essentially he is Mississippi’s top accountant — Pickering’s affinity for reducing the world to data is understandable.
Every year, the Mississippi auditor’s office cites a handful of circuit and chancery clerks for overpaying themselves.