Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase by six percent in 2020

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase by six percent in 2020

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Tuesday that they will be increasing tolls for cash and E-ZPass customers beginning in 2020, as the commission grapples with increasing debt obligations.

 

The six percent increase in toll rates comes as the Turnpike continues to struggle meeting funding obligations required under two state-level statutes — Act 44 of 2007 and Act 89 of 2013.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week Governor Tom Wolf discussed a Rainy Day Fund deposit, announced the money he will be giving counties through a state-issued bond, and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale shared a way Pennsylvania can save tens of millions of dollars a year by simply getting rid of an exam.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale and Dinniman call for school districts to eliminate Keystone Exams

DePasquale and Dinniman call for school districts to eliminate Keystone Exams

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) to discuss how Pennsylvania could be savings tens of millions of dollars every year by eliminating the Keystone Exams.

In 2015, when the No Child Left Behind Act was replaced, the Keystone Exams were no longer required. Federal law does, however, require that all states give a secondary-level standardized test.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh Public Schools transportation audit finds poor record keeping and missed opportunities

Pittsburgh Public Schools transportation audit finds poor record keeping and missed opportunities

Between unauthorized trips and controversial armed guard proposals, Pittsburgh Public Schools has had its share of scrutiny this school year. After Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an audit reporting that the district missed out on $2 million in reimbursement Thursday, the district can likely look forward to more. 
Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Auditor General: More oversight needed of Game Commission finances

Auditor General: More oversight needed of Game Commission finances

The state Game Commission lacks basic oversight of money paid out by oil and natural gas companies leasing game lands, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday, as he announced the results of a three-year review of the agency’s finances.

DePasquale called on the commission to tighten how it reviews payments from oil and natural gas companies, noting that it does not verify royalty payments to ensure the correct amount is being collected. There also were a series of delinquent payments, which resulted in “significant” amounts of interest owed.
Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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