DePasquale PWSA audit points finger at city, authority relationship as source of water troubles

DePasquale PWSA audit points finger at city, authority relationship as source of water troubles

Releasing an audit of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Wednesday, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale made the point that the Authority was bound to fail from its inception in 1984 due to bad deals and poor management.

However, despite that observation, the main takeaway from his office’s audit started earlier this year with the permission of the PWSA, may mean DePasquale faces some supernatural fury from his grandfather, the famously colorful Pittsburgh city councilman Eugene ‘Jeep’ DePasquale.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
DePaquale discusses audit of State Employees' Retirement System

DePaquale discusses audit of State Employees' Retirement System

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Thursday morning where he discussed his audit of State Employees' Retirement System and what his findings were.
Thursday, August 10, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: DePasquale finds progress in audits on the opioid crisis

VIDEO: DePasquale finds progress in audits on the opioid crisis

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the results from three audits that were launched to determine the monitoring and effectiveness of opioid-related drug treatment initiatives in the Commonwealth.

Thursday, July 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Legislature sits on $118 million surplus

Legislature sits on $118 million surplus

As of June 30, 2016, the Pennsylvania General Assembly sat on a funding reserve of $118 million, a report from an independent auditor released Monday morning states.

 

The audit, performed by accounting firm Boyer & Ritter of Camp Hill for the price of $172,500 and accepted by the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC) Monday shows that the legislative surplus—oft the aim of criticism over legislative transparency and money-hoarding—was down from the surplus of $126 million reported as of June 30, 2015, and nearly $90 million less than the surplus was just a decade ago.

Monday, March 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Proposed Pittsburgh ordinance would make performers pay fair share for taxpayer facilities

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration is introducing an ordinance to close a loophole that allowed performers that come to Pittsburgh to hide income and get out of paying full value for using taxpayer-funded facilities. 

 

The ordinance is a response to legislation created by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (District 4) in 2014 calling on City Controller Michael Lamb to audit the Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Stadium Authority. That audit found a loophole that allowed performers to hide their earnings from the city by paying themselves a small amount and utilizing a trust account to shield the remainder of their earnings. 

Monday, July 11, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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