Auditor General urges federal government to shut down Berks County immigration facility

Auditor General urges federal government to shut down Berks County immigration facility

Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog is calling on federal officials to shut down a controversial facility in Berks County that houses undocumented immigrants awaiting results of their immigration proceedings.

 

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Wednesday called for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to halt the use of the Berks County Residential Center as a holding facility for immigrants and asylum-seekers, citing multiple reports of poor conditions from families who have been housed inside the facility. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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
Categories: News and Views
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
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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: The PLS Reporter
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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
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