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
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DePasquale announces audit of medicaid service providers

DePasquale announces audit of medicaid service providers

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) to announce six audits that look into vendors hired by the Department of Human Services to verify that Medicaid patients are receiving the correct services and money is being spent correctly. 

DePasquale stated that the main focus of these audits is the services for seniors and those with intellectual disabilities. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale and Deluca unveil School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package

DePasquale and Deluca unveil School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Rep. Tony Deluca (D-Allegheny) joined together today to unveil a package of legislation known as the School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package.

The bills would help keep Pennsylvania school districts from future financial mishaps that force Pennsylvania taxpayers from bailing them out.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale calls for lower prescription drug costs and looks at ways to do it

DePasquale calls for lower prescription drug costs and looks at ways to do it

On Tuesday afternoon Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined legislators and pharmacists for Pennsylvania's Pharmacists Association lobby day. 

During the press conference, DePasquale discussed factors driving prescription drug costs and he urged the General Assembly to reduce Medicaid prescription costs by increasing transparency when it comes to how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) do business. Currently PBMs work between drug manufacturers and pharmacists and he wants more transparency to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent correctly and not just  "lining PBMs' pockets." 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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