DePasquale and Deluca unveil School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package

DePasquale and Deluca unveil School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Rep. Tony Deluca (D-Allegheny) joined together today to unveil a package of legislation known as the School Board and Administration Financial Reform Package.

The bills would help keep Pennsylvania school districts from future financial mishaps that force Pennsylvania taxpayers from bailing them out.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale calls for lower prescription drug costs and looks at ways to do it

DePasquale calls for lower prescription drug costs and looks at ways to do it

On Tuesday afternoon Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined legislators and pharmacists for Pennsylvania's Pharmacists Association lobby day. 

During the press conference, DePasquale discussed factors driving prescription drug costs and he urged the General Assembly to reduce Medicaid prescription costs by increasing transparency when it comes to how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) do business. Currently PBMs work between drug manufacturers and pharmacists and he wants more transparency to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent correctly and not just  "lining PBMs' pockets." 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Did You Get The Memo? Vaccinations, mandatory minimums and vehicle registration stickers

Did You Get The Memo? Vaccinations, mandatory minimums and vehicle registration stickers

It was a busy week in the state Capitol — Gov. Tom Wolf signed the first bill of the session into law, strengthening penalties for public officials convicted of felonies. In the House, legislators argued over a bill that would end cash assistance payments to needy Pennsylvanians, while students from Pennsylvania colleges and universities visited the Capitol to rally for free college. 
 
With all of the action in and around the rotunda, there were a number of co-sponsorship memos that were filed by legislators to address everything from vaccination exemptions to criminal sentencing for drug dealers. In our latest edition of “Did You Get The Memo?” we take a look at some of the proposals you may have missed that were introduced in the legislature this week.
Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
DHS removes all students from Glen Mills School

DHS removes all students from Glen Mills School

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announced Monday the emergency removal of the remaining students at Glen Mills School. 

The Delaware County residential education school for juvenile delinquents currently houses 107 students, 64 from in-state. Some counties and states have previously removed their assigned students after reports of abuse and cover-ups came to light. 
Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Auditor general paints grim financial picture of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Auditor general paints grim financial picture of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released results Thursday of his recent audit into the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), painting a harrowing picture of the agency’s financial state and the uphill battle the commission faces in sustaining the turnpike while also keeping it affordable for travelers.
 
DePasquale pointed to financial barriers the commission is facing — including $11.8 billion worth of debt and annual payments to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) of $450 million for non-turnpike projects — as catalysts for the commission’s dismal financial picture and rising toll costs.
Thursday, March 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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