Auditor General: $4.25 billion in transfers to State Police has slowed road, bridge repairs

Auditor General: $4.25 billion in transfers to State Police has slowed road, bridge repairs

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Thursday that the state has transferred an estimated $4.25 billion from the state’s Motor License Fund to the Pennsylvania State Police since 2012, hindering efforts to repair roads and bridges across Pennsylvania. 

DePasquale was flanked by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards near the Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg as he called for legislative fixes to how both PennDOT and the state police are funded. 
Thursday, April 25, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 4: Sit down with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Right 2 Know Episode 4: Sit down with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

We catch up with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to hear about what goes into producing 5,000 audits a year, the future of the PA Turnpike and his love of endurance racing, Star Wars and sports. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Thursday, April 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
5 bills to watch for the week of April 15

5 bills to watch for the week of April 15

We get it—session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From regulatory reform to Right to Know requests, here are five bills to watch for the week of April 15.
Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
DHS removes all students from Glen Mills School

DHS removes all students from Glen Mills School

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announced Monday the emergency removal of the remaining students at Glen Mills School. 

The Delaware County residential education school for juvenile delinquents currently houses 107 students, 64 from in-state. Some counties and states have previously removed their assigned students after reports of abuse and cover-ups came to light. 
Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Auditor general paints grim financial picture of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Auditor general paints grim financial picture of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released results Thursday of his recent audit into the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), painting a harrowing picture of the agency’s financial state and the uphill battle the commission faces in sustaining the turnpike while also keeping it affordable for travelers.
 
DePasquale pointed to financial barriers the commission is facing — including $11.8 billion worth of debt and annual payments to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) of $450 million for non-turnpike projects — as catalysts for the commission’s dismal financial picture and rising toll costs.
Thursday, March 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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