Auditor General releases report criticizing Allegheny County Port Authority

Auditor General releases report criticizing Allegheny County Port Authority

A week after organizers rallied for lower fares and better access, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an audit levying a number of criticisms at the Allegheny County Port Authority Thursday.

While DePasquale praised the authority for addressing the fiscal and contractual concerns raised in previous years, the report released said the authority’s buses have a long way to go service wise.
Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
DePasquale announces climate change report, release planned by budget deadline

DePasquale announces climate change report, release planned by budget deadline

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced he is planning his own report on climate change in Pennsylvania Monday.

The report, which he said would be out by the budget deadline of June 30, will focus on state government responses to climate change and how the state can prepare for its adverse effects, from increased strain on emergency services to degrading infrastructure.

“It will not be the same as national or international action, but it is up to states to do what they can,” DePasquale said.
Monday, December 3, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General unveils “A Safer Pennsylvania: A Community Approach to Firearm Safety” special report

Auditor General unveils “A Safer Pennsylvania: A Community Approach to Firearm Safety” special report

At a press conference on Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a special report on firearm safety which outlines several new ways in which Pennsylvania can curb deaths and injuries from firearms without changing existing state laws.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PennPIRG announces 33rd Trouble in Toyland report, identifies unsafe toys

PennPIRG announces 33rd Trouble in Toyland report, identifies unsafe toys

On Tuesday morning Reuben Mathew, an associate with Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (PIRG), joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to announce PennPIRG's 33rd Trouble in Toyland report. 

PennPIRG tests popular children's toys every year to see which pose hazards to children. This year, 15 of the 40 toys tested had safety issues.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

In this week's video take a look at two sorts of changes that will be seen around the capitol due to Tuesday's midterm elections, and then on Thursday Auditor General Eugene DePasquale expressed his concerns over the findings in his audit of the Susquehanna River and Delaware River basin commissions. 

Friday, November 9, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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