Pittsburgh city controller's audit finds two years of missing records on city repairs

Pittsburgh city controller's audit finds two years of missing records on city repairs

A new audit from Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb found two years worth of missing costs from the department in charge of repairing city buildings. 

The missing information, which covers 2014 and 2015 in the Department of Public Work’s facilities division, along with the department’s habit of purchasing materials like lumber or roofing supplies in bulk, created an environment that could encourage theft, according to Lamb. However, the audit found no evidence that any had taken place.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Controller says city finances are currently "on target"

Pittsburgh Controller says city finances are currently "on target"

If 2016 trends continue, Pittsburgh’s budget surplus at the end of 2017 could be close to $20 million, said City Controller Michael Lamb at his mid-year update on the city’s finances Monday.
The budget surplus for 2016 was more than $37 million thanks to tax revenue increases, particularly real estate and earned income taxes, said the Controller.
Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Rivers Casino agrees to pay $10 million gaming tax revenue to Pittsburgh while state still hashes out gaming fix legislation

Rivers Casino agrees to pay $10 million gaming tax revenue to Pittsburgh while state still hashes out gaming fix legislation

During his 2017 Operating & Capital Budget presentation to Pittsburgh City Council on Monday morning, Mayor Bill Peduto announced that the city and Rivers Casino have reached an agreement to keep $10 million flowing into the budget for one year. 


After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled an annual tax that casinos pay to their host municipalities as unconstitutional in September, Pittsburgh and Rivers Casino, housed in the city’s North Shore, have been in talks as to whether or not the city would still receive the vital funds. 

Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pa. Supreme Court casino ruling could be costly for Pittsburgh

With last week’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court finding the local and county share assessments placed on casinos as unconstitutional, Pittsburgh officials are weighing in on what that could mean for the city. 

Situated on the North Shore of the city is Rivers Casino, an establishment that brings in an estimated $10 million a year to the city with Allegheny County collecting about $5.5 million. 

The effect of the supreme court’s decision could have an impact on the city and county counting on the gaming revenue it receives from Rivers Casino for their budgets.

Monday, October 3, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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