A state audit of a city has shown $23 million of waste, mismanagement and inefficiency in city government. The audit released last week identified loss in archaic and improper city policies in Atlantic City, N.J. 

“Improperly hired City Council aides — one whose top responsibility is scanning newspaper obituaries — 15 police officers who extended their sick leave to the tune of $1.8 million over two years and $9 million in tax-delinquent land dating as far back as 1975 are all parts of “a pervasive waste of tax dollars” outlined in the report by New Jersey’s Office of the State Comptroller.

“We looked at almost every area of Atlantic City’s government, and in every area we found significant problems,” state Comptroller Matthew Boxer said in an interview with The Press of Atlantic City.”

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