Auditor General DePasquale discusses the three categories of improvements for the DOH

Auditor General DePasquale discusses the three categories of improvements for the DOH

Auditor General DePasquale discussed the 13 findings from the 91-page audit of the Department of Health's (DOH) oversight of nursing homes at a press conference Tuesday morning. 

DePasquale is confident that changes being made in the DOH would lead to an improvement in the quality of care residents are receiving.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Budget loop remains open

Budget loop remains open

Lawmakers are still working to complete a revenue package for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and in this video The PLS Reporter takes a look at the prospects for a quick conclusion to this year's budget.

Thursday, July 7, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
McKeesport must rebound from costly pension mistake says Auditor General DePasquale

McKeesport must rebound from costly pension mistake says Auditor General DePasquale

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Thursday that the City of McKeesport, Allegheny County, erred when it failed to use $729,275 in state pension aid and missed its $2.3 million pension payment in 2015. 

McKeesport officials say they plan to remedy the shortfall with “the sale of an asset in the near future.” Officials also said the state aid was mistakenly placed into McKeesport’s general fund and inadvertently spent before it could be transferred to the employee pension funds. 
Thursday, June 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Auditor General calls for mandated competitive bids for school bus services

Auditor General calls for mandated competitive bids for school bus services

Saying he wants to see more dollars being used for the classroom, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Thursday called for the legislature to take action by mandating that school districts competitively bid school bus contracts.

“The fact that it is not a requirement, in my view, needs to change,” he said. “I want to put more education dollars into our classrooms, not in our school buses.”

Thursday, May 12, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General warns of “backdoor tax increase” if structural deficit is not resolved

Auditor General warns of “backdoor tax increase” if structural deficit is not resolved

Getting out ahead of the late-spring/early-summer state budget marathon, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale took to the podium Thursday to bring attention to the costs incurred due to the current fiscal year’s budget impasse and the harm that could result should the coming fiscal year’s budget not appropriately address the structural deficit.

“Let me be very blunt about this, as someone who monitors all state spending, including the federal money that flows through the state, if the structural deficit is not dealt with appropriately this year…and we have another budget impasse the rating agencies will downgrade Pennsylvania again this year,” he said. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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