Audited: New York State spending plagued by waste and bewildering inefficiency 

WHAT: A series of audits ordered by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as New York State tries to cut $1 billion a year from its $3 billion operations budget revealed astonishing duplication and lack of oversight.

HOW BAD: More than 1 million square feet of state office space is vacant, yet some agencies still sign new leases. The state’s 4,800 computer servers average half-capacity use, yet agencies still order new servers.

WHAT’S NEXT: State agencies are being required to consolidate and downsize office space. They must stop paying widely varying prices for the same goods and services. So why isn’t California auditing itself too?

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