State Auditor Rob Sand has announced the counties, cities and school districts that have been recognized for their participation in the 2022 Public Innovations and Efficiencies program (PIE). According to a news release, Sand created the PIE program in 2019 “to encourage governmental entities to implement cost-cutting measures and spark innovative ideas to save public […]

A review of solar energy projects at Iowa’s schools, cities and other public entities reported average annual savings of more than $26,475, state Auditor Rob Sand announced recently. Eighty Iowa communities are currently using solar energy installations, and the average savings over the lifetime of an installation was $716,437, Sand said. The full report, titled […]