While new system set to save millions, Senators still question past of statewide emergency radio project

While new system set to save millions, Senators still question past of statewide emergency radio project

A group of Senators gathered Monday morning to resolve lingering questions on the cost and a possible audit of the state’s emergency response radio system.

The current project, P25, is just the latest iteration of an ongoing program since 1996 to connect every policeman, firefighter and other first responders across a unified communication grid.

Monday, March 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Bills to expand open records, transparency at state-related universities in works

Bills to expand open records, transparency at state-related universities in works

Try to obtain information on salaries of administrators at the University of Pittsburgh, or conflicts of interest of Temple University trustees, and a curious Pennsylvanian will hit dead ends.

But a co-sponsor memo from three western Pennsylvania House Republicans would try and push forward with oft talked about but still unachieved transparency reforms that would open up such information on Pennsylvania’s state-related university system to the public.

Thursday, March 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale to audit Port Authority of Allegheny County

DePasquale to audit Port Authority of Allegheny County

“Through this audit my team will review the Port Authority’s operation and, if necessary, make recommendations to improve how it can better support the growing economy in greater Pittsburgh,” DePasquale said in a release. 

The report will focus specifically on the authority’s hiring practices for police officers and drivers, as well as how the Port Authority manages its service routes. 
Friday, March 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
DePasquale announces disturbing school bus driver qualification problems across the state

DePasquale announces disturbing school bus driver qualification problems across the state

On Tuesday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference to announce his disturbing findings when it comes to Pennsylvania's school bus drivers and their qualifications.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DePasquale asks for suggestions for better gun safety measures

DePasquale asks for suggestions for better gun safety measures

At a press conference Wednesday morning Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced that he hopes to issue a special report on gun safety by fall of 2018 and he will be taking any suggestions in how to find a better solution to gun safety measures in hopes of reducing firearm injuries and deaths. 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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