Auditor General says the state should do more to address climate change

Auditor General says the state should do more to address climate change

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Wednesday outlined a series of recommendations designed to address the threat posed to the state by climate change.

DePasquale’s 40-page report suggested that state and local entities are ill-prepared for the potential effects of climate change and that Pennsylvania will endure increased financial and health impacts if state lawmakers fail to act. 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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As Shapiro challenger announces, 2020 row office races begin to take shape

As Shapiro challenger announces, 2020 row office races begin to take shape

At least one candidate has announced their plans to take on Attorney General Josh Shapiro in the next election, with Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh announcing Tuesday she plans to seek the GOP nomination in the race.

In addition to her work at the law firm Leech Tishman, Heidelbaugh also represented the Republican State Committee in a 2009 suit against the liberal activist group ACORN for voter fraud--a move that gained her national attention, including an appearance before a Congressional committee investigating the matter. She also served as an at-large member of Allegheny County Council from 2011 to 2015.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Auditor General outlines recommendations for fighting fentanyl use in new report

Auditor General outlines recommendations for fighting fentanyl use in new report

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Wednesday outlined a series of recommendations for federal and state lawmakers designed to reduce the effects that fentanyl has had on Pennsylvania.

 

The recommendations are the result of DePasquale’s new report on fentanyl, a synthetic drug 50 times more powerful than heroin that was found in 67 percent of the 5,456 overdose deaths Pennsylvania saw in 2017.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Recommendation to replace Keystone Exams with SATs sparks concerns among education associations

Recommendation to replace Keystone Exams with SATs sparks concerns among education associations

A recommendation by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to replace the Keystone Exams with the SATs has brought mixed reactions from legislators and education associations. 

At a July 10 press conference, DePasquale outlined recommendations to save Pennsylvania money on the basis that implementing the SATs as the commonwealth’s standardized test would save “at least $1 million annually.” While education associations are not against looking at alternative standardized tests, many have expressed concerns about the validity of the cost estimate and the effects on curriculum and evaluation requirements.
Monday, September 30, 2019/Author: Harrison Cann
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DePasquale provides update on Harrisburg School District's road to financial recovery

DePasquale provides update on Harrisburg School District's road to financial recovery

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Friday morning where he gave an update on his audit of Harrisburg School districts finances. 

While DePasquale stated that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done, there have also been a lot of improvements in the schools. 

Friday, September 13, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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