Wagner audit of Allegheny County DPW finds lax oversight, cost overruns

Wagner audit of Allegheny County DPW finds lax oversight, cost overruns

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner heavily criticized the county’s Public Works Department, its “lax control” on spending and lack of oversight in an audit released Tuesday.

Within the report, Wagner lamented that several projects accumulated $6 million in construction cost overruns. The problem, according to Wagner, was that the department lacked fixed standards for carrying out its projects.
Friday, November 30, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Tweets of the Week - November 26, 2018

Tweets of the Week - November 26, 2018

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, November 30, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
VIDEO: 3 under 3!

VIDEO: 3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a report that discussed firearm safety, the Senate Resolution 6 Commission voted on a final report and lastly find out what happened at a press conference about the Nuclear Energy Caucus. 

Friday, November 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: 3 under 3
Scarnati asks Williams for proof of residency ahead of swearing in

Scarnati asks Williams for proof of residency ahead of swearing in

A letter from the Senate’s highest ranking Republican laid out the process for a recent election winner to prove she meets the state’s residency requirement.

First reported by WESA, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, (R-Jefferson) sent a letter to Senator elect Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) Thursday that asked Williams to provide a driver’s license, employment contracts, leases, tax documents and anything else to prove she was a resident of Pennsylvania in time for her to stand on the November 2018 ballot.

Friday, November 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Brown sentenced to 23 month probation, still withholds resignation

Brown sentenced to 23 month probation, still withholds resignation

A lawmaker found guilty of bribery earlier last month was sentenced Friday.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) was ordered to complete 23 months of probation and pay $4,000 in restitution, ending a years-long limbo where the embattled lawmaker tried to hold onto her seat well after three other members caught in the same sting had accepted their charges and left public office.

Per the Associated Press, Brown declined to answer questions on if she planned to resign.

Friday, November 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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