by Ken Rankin Washington — Accountants scrambling to comply with the latest regulatory interpretations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may soon be facing even bigger headaches as state legislatures across the country begin hammering out stringent new audit rules of their own.

In many cases, the proposed accounting reforms under consideration at the state level go well beyond the federal SOX requirements — a fact that has raised concerns among leaders of the accounting profession here in Washington.

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