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Audit knocks Mich. oversight of road agencies

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's Treasury Department admits it's been six years since it performed certain performance audits of local agencies that get more than $1 billion in gas taxes and vehicle fees.

The department made the disclosure to the state auditor general, who wanted to know if the agency was complying with Michigan law.

The Treasury Department says no performance audits have been done since 2006 due to a lack of money. A new law now gives the job to the Department of Transportation, although the audits won't be mandatory.

In response, the County Road Association of Michigan says there are many other checks and balances. The group says many annual checks of how road money is spent typically are posted online.