DePasquale releases report on DNC Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee grant

DePasquale releases report on DNC Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee grant

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a report Monday of a review of the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee's financial records. 

He found of the $10 million state grant that, because the grant agreement did not contain a claw-back provision, the committee was not required to pay back that money.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Auditor General to review state grant agreement for DNC funds

Auditor General to review state grant agreement for DNC funds

In response to a letter from Senate Republican leaders and comments made by Gov. Tom Wolf, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said he has instructed his staff to conduct a thorough review of the grant agreement that allowed $10 million in taxpayer funds to go to help fund the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year, following reports that showed that a surplus in DNC funds went to staff bonuses.

Thursday, May 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf says DNC surplus should’ve been returned to PA taxpayers

Gov. Wolf says DNC surplus should’ve been returned to PA taxpayers

Gov. Tom Wolf over the weekend said a $4 million surplus in funds left over from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia should have been returned to Pennsylvania’s taxpayers.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Papal visit, DNC convention has PennDOT considering expediting Philadelphia projects

Papal visit, DNC convention has PennDOT considering expediting Philadelphia projects

In the next two calendar years, the Philadelphia region is expected to play host to two major national events: a visit by Pope Francis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families and the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Combined, the two events have been estimated at bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity—and millions of people—to the Philadelphia area and the Commonwealth as a whole.

The sudden influx of people presents unique transportation concerns and Acting Transportation Sec. Leslie Richards said her department is considering expediting some projects for the Philadelphia area so as to ensure smooth transportation through the region.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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