A report Tuesday from state auditors showed that 12 agencies last year had amassed $25.6 million beyond the savings they’re allowed to keep without lowering fees or increasing services.
The total is only a slight decline from the so-called excess cash reserve the agencies held the year before.
Under law, state agencies are supposed to retain just two months of reserve cash for each program funded by a fee.
The biggest offender was the Medical Marijuana Cash Fund, which had $12.5 million when the fiscal year ended last June. Patient fees have been dropped to $15 a year, but the program remains over-funded.
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