HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eugene DePasquale, Pennsylvania's outgoing state auditor general, has won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, as vote-counting Friday in...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Counting an avalanche of 1.4 million mail-in votes dragged through a third day in Pennsylvania on Thursday as some races from Tuesday’s primary remained too close to...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's business shutdown waiver program is being audited amid complaints it was managed unfairly, Pennsylvania’s chief fiscal watchdog announced...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Legislature should increase licensing fees and take other steps to put the state Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement on more sound financial footing, according to a...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A $45 million project to upgrade Pennsylvania's emergency radio communications system is on time and within the budget, but the purchasing process has encountered some...
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers:
ICE facility in Pennsylvania is immoral and perhaps illegal
HARRISBURG (AP) — Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will rise for the 12th straight year, with a trip across the state costing as much as $53.50.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's independently elected fiscal watchdog said Wednesday that his staff was repeatedly refused a tour of a Berks County facility that is one of three family...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s third-term city controller is running for an open state auditor general’s office next year.
Democrat Michael Lamb made the announcement Tuesday, two weeks...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer is joining several other top state Democratic officials in backing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — People convicted of theft for such minor issues as overdue library books or plumbing bills may not realize they have a record because a district judge in northwestern...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog is urging state officials to end the Keystone Exams, saying they're not federally required and it's costing taxpayers nearly $100...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is confirming that he'll run for Congress and seek next year's Democratic nomination for the Harrisburg-area 10th District...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected financial watchdog says a school district near Wilkes-Barre overpaid transportation vendors, including for an invoice that claimed a van was used 52...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is telling fellow Democrats that he's going to run for Congress in a Harrisburg-area district that's in Republican hands, two...
The Pennsylvania Game Commission failed to make sure that energy companies paid what they owed in royalties from oil and gas production on state hunting lands, according to an audit released...
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
PA. TURNPIKE FACES NEVER-ENDING TOLL HIKES, EVERLASTING DEBT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has reduced its backlog of untested rape kits by nearly 90% in three years.
That's according to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who made the...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog is urging state lawmakers to rescue a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission that is deep in debt from payments it must make to the state,...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected auditor said Friday that officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell or lease new...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If a new year is beckoning, Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls must be about to go up.
For the 11th year in a row, motorists will pay more to drive the 359-mile roadway that stretches from the Delaware River to Ohio.
Tolls will rise 6 percent for all motorists beginning Sunday. For passenger vehicles traveling the length of the Turnpike, that means an increase from $55 to $58.30 for cash payers and $39.25 to $41.60 for E-ZPass tag holders.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's independently elected fiscal watchdog is urging state lawmakers to rein in pharmacy benefit managers, saying the companies are allowed to operate in secrecy in ways that let them profit while driving up health care costs.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an 18-page report Tuesday saying many other states have taken action to force more transparency on pharmacy benefit managers.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's auditor general is issuing a set of recommendations he says would help combat gun deaths and violence without requiring any changes to existing law.
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
A RIGHT TO JUSTICE, Aug. 17
In 2016, the year after Act 27 was implemented, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale criticized state law enforcement and health officials for both the rape kit testing backlog and for a poor reporting system.
He was absolutely right to make that a priority, and we're encouraged by the measurable progress that has been made in significantly reducing the backlog.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says legalizing and taxing the sale and use of marijuana at 35 percent could add more than a half-billion dollars to state coffers.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an analysis Thursday that said there are about 800,000 regular users of the drug in the state.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration issued its findings Tuesday from six school safety task force field hearings set up in the wake of February's high school shooting in Florida, with better security, training and student services at the core of what the school community is seeking.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected governmental watchdog announced Monday a team from his agency will take a closer look at the state's voter registration records to make sure they are accurate and safe from outside interference before the 2020 presidential election.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's independently elected fiscal watchdog will review the latest contract to provide a statewide emergency radio transmission system that follows hundreds of millions of dollars in costs and years of criticism.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday his agency would review the state's $45 million contract awarded in 2016 to ensure it carries adequate financial protections against performance failures.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Wolf administration is asking for public input to help a new task force that the governor and auditor general are heading up to explore ways to make Pennsylvania schools safer and more secure.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday announced he and Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will co-chair the School Safety Task Force.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first day for congressional candidates in Pennsylvania to circulate petitions will arrive amid legal challenges to week-old court-ordered boundaries of the state's 18 U.S. House districts.
The map of districts continued Monday to spur more would-be candidates to reconsider whether — and where — to run, as Republican challenges to new U.S. House district boundaries awaited action in federal courts.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new court-ordered map of congressional districts in Pennsylvania is spurring more would-be candidates to consider whether — and where — to run.
The Republican candidate in March 13's special election for a vacant U.S. House seat in southwestern Pennsylvania said he might seek a full term in a similar district under the new court-ordered congressional map, even though he doesn't live in it.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The agency that oversees hunting in Pennsylvania is getting a closer look from the state auditor general's office.
Democratic Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Tuesday announced his office will be conducting the Game Commission's first performance audit in nearly a decade.
The review includes revenue sources, how the commission is spending money and whether it's following applicable laws and regulations.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation centers are getting a four-year, $115 million commitment from the state as Republican lawmakers pressure the Department of Labor and Industry to run the centers without state support after that.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Wednesday committing the money to upgrade the unemployment claims processing system and hire more employees.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Parking Authority shortchanged the city's school district and lost millions in uncollected parking fees, according to two audits released Thursday by Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog.
The audits, released by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, examined the PPA's operations and policies, in particular whether the appropriate revenue was sent to the School District of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania government audit says bonuses paid out by organizers of last year's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia didn't violate terms of a $10 million state grant so they don't have to be repaid.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state audit is urging changes to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, saying years of mismanagement and lack of leadership have led to financial problems and deteriorating infrastructure.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the 82,000 city customers are "all too familiar" with the problems, which he said at times have endangered public health.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's auditor general says a survey of nearly 1,000 school districts and municipalities finds that most do not employ a cyber security professional or consult with one.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's auditor general says his office will audit a Pittsburgh area school district that's been plagued by controversy in the wake of several videos showing altercations between white school administrators and police and black students.