State auditors weren't able to reach any conclusions about whether tax exemptions give governments and nonprofits a competitive edge over for-profit businesses offering similar services in the private sector.
Auditors said their efforts were complicated by a lack of available new research on the issue as well as their inability to look deeper into private sector businesses to determine whether governments and other nonprofits had a competitive advantage.
The auditors said in their report that they would need more time and data . . .