A missed deadline could be costly, even if it's not directly the fault of the affected community, according to an
The AP found that tardiness is one of the most common reasons
As it has focused on punctuality,
"We have been increasingly looking to apply the timeframes for the appeals," said
Some on the losing end say another factor is in play — saving money.
"We recognize that in the last year
The recent appeal denials for missed deadlines include a total of
"We followed to the 'T' all the
"What has occurred over the past few decades is inexcusable," said Maul, who has overseen a staff shake-up since joining the agency as chief of staff in 2016.
The AP found that the apparent failure of state agencies to forward appeals in time to meet
Since the AP first reported last year about
In 2016, just 12 percent of the decisions issued by
The quicker decisions helped
One of the biggest losers from
School district officials claimed they didn't know
"The staff that was here at the time was under a tremendous amount of pressure, dealing with a lot of things in addition to trying to deal with