State and local government voluntary contributions to the Governmental ­Accounting Standards Board were $1.2 million in 2009, far less than the $6.6 ­million GASB needed to meet expenses, the Government Accountability Office told Congress in a report released Tuesday.

The report, mandated by the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, documents growing funding shortfalls each year from 2006 through 2009 for GASB, which sets generally accepted accounting principles for state and local government financial statements. The governments are not required to use GAAP, but must do so to obtain clean opinions on audited financial statements.

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