government accountability office http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Lummis Introduces Bill To Boost Forest Trail Access http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-introduces-bill-boost-forest-trail-access <p>U.S. Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced a bill Wednesday to address the backlog of trail maintenance in the National Forest Trail system.</p><p>One year ago, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released the results of a study showing that just one-fourth of Forest Service trails were maintained to the agency’s standards, and that the trail maintenance backlog exceeded $314 million—plus $210 million in annual maintenance.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:11:47 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60052 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis Introduces Bill To Boost Forest Trail Access Law Professor Discusses Report Claiming Federal Coal Lease System ‘Out Of Date’ http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/law-professor-discusses-report-claiming-federal-coal-lease-system-out-date <p>The Government Accountability Office released a <a href="http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-140">report</a> earlier this week that outlined problems in the federal coal leasing system. The report called the Bureau of Land Management’s process ‘out of date.’</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:22:45 +0000 Irina Zhorov 53726 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Law Professor Discusses Report Claiming Federal Coal Lease System ‘Out Of Date’ Indian Health Service can take over a year to process contractor payments http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/indian-health-service-can-take-over-year-process-contractor-payments <p></p><p>A <span style="color:#1f497d"><a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/659602.pdf" target="_blank">study</a></span> by the Government Accountability Office – or GAO - shows that it takes over one year for the Indian Health Service to process payments to contractors in 8-percent of claims.</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:26:32 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51288 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Indian Health Service can take over a year to process contractor payments