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Auditor General DePasquale Says Rapid Shale Gas Development Outpaced DEP’s Ability to Oversee Industry, Protect Water Quality
DEP unprepared in 2009; now understaffed, underfunded and inconsistent

July 22, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 22, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that a recent audit shows that the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry caught the Department of Environmental Protection unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for School Entities in Delaware, McKean and Washington Counties
July 17, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 17, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for two school districts in Delaware and Washington counties and one intermediate unit in McKean County.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for School Entities in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, McKean, Montgomery, Northumberland and Schuylkill Counties
July 10, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 10, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for 11 school districts in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties and two technical schools in Allegheny and McKean counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Says Gov. Corbett Should Have Vetoed Budget
Budget relies on one-time funding gimmicks creating over billion dollar deficit next year

July 10, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 10, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said Gov. Tom Corbett should have vetoed the entire 2014-15 budget because it is unsustainable and fails to improve schools. He issued the following statements:

Auditor General DePasquale Cuts Car Fleet by 65 Percent, Improves Travel Efficiency for Net Savings of More Than $750,000 Annually
Additional cost-cutting measures save another $564,000 annually

July 8, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 8, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today he saved taxpayers more than $750,000 by cutting the Department of the Auditor General’s vehicle fleet by more than 65 percent and improving travel efficiency, which increases his annual cost-cutting savings to more than $1.2 million.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for 49 Volunteer Firefighter Relief Associations in 29 Counties
July 2, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 2, 2014) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of 49 audit reports for volunteer firefighter relief associations Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Westmoreland and York counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for School Districts in Carbon, Columbia, Lebanon, Lehigh and Snyder Counties
July 2, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 2, 2014) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for school districts in Carbon, Columbia, Lebanon, Lehigh and Snyder counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Pension Plan Audits for Municipalities in 14 Counties
July 2, 2014
HARRISBURG (July 2, 2014) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released audits of municipal employee pension plans in Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Berks, Cambria, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Washington and York counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for 50 Volunteer Firefighter Relief Associations in 30 Counties
June 26, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 26, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of 50 audit reports for volunteer firefighter relief associations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Northampton, Northumberland, Somerset, Susquehanna, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Westmoreland counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for School Entities in Allegheny, Centre, Chester, Crawford, Erie, Indiana, Franklin, Mercer, Montgomery and Washington Counties
June 26, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 26, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for school districts in Allegheny, Chester, Crawford, Erie, Indiana, Franklin, Mercer, Montgomery and Washington counties and one charter school in Centre County.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Pension Plan Audits for Municipalities in 11 Counties
June 26, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 26, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released audits of municipal employee pension plans Beaver, Berks, Butler, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Luzerne, Montgomery and Northumberland counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Says Student Education in Peril Because of ‘Extreme Dysfunction’ in Susquehanna Township School District
Calls for immediate action by board and administration to get back to mission of education

June 26, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 26, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that without greatly improved board and administration cooperation, teamwork and civility at the Susquehanna Township School District in Dauphin County, the education of the district’s students is at tremendous risk.

Auditor General DePasquale Issues Report on City of Washington Employee Pension Plans
June 25, 2014
WASHINGTON, PA (June 25, 2014) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today issued an audit report raising concerns about the long-term financial stability of the City of Washington’s comprehensive municipal pension trust fund.

Auditor General DePasquale Finds DPW Put Benefits on 138 ACCESS Cards Associated with Social Security Numbers of Deceased People
Notes additional systemic problems with EBT card security, other possibly fraudulent activity

June 24, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 24, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today issued an interim audit report to the Department of Public Welfare calling for immediate action after finding more than $200,000 in benefits were provided to 138 electronic benefit transfer (EBT/ACCESS) cards related to Social Security Numbers of deceased individuals.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for School Entities in Allegheny, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Northumberland and Schuylkill Counties
June 20, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 20, 2014) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for school districts in Allegheny, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Warns Pennsylvania’s Horse Racing Industry in Jeopardy Due to Diversion of Funds, Declining Revenue
Millions of dollars intended for regulation, oversight of racing industry funneled to other purposes

June 18, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 18, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today the future of Pennsylvania’s billion dollar horse racing industry is in trouble and risks a catastrophic shutdown if measures are not taken to increase revenue and stop a diversion of racing funds to plug holes in the state’s budget.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Pension Plan Audits for Municipalities in 20 Counties
June 13, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 13, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released audits of municipal employee pension plans in Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Elk, Erie, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mercer, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, Washington, Wayne and York counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for 42 Volunteer Firefighter Relief Associations in 25 Counties
June 12, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 12, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of 42 audit reports for volunteer firefighter relief associations Allegheny, Beaver, Bradford, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Crawford, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Monroe, Montgomery, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties.

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for School Entities in Bradford, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lycoming, Mercer and Montgomery Counties
June 12, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 12, 2014)– Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the release of audit reports for school districts in Bradford, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lycoming, Mercer and Montgomery counties.

Auditor General DePasquale to Audit PA State System of Higher Education
Calls for first system-wide comprehensive audit in modern history

June 10, 2014
HARRISBURG (June 10, 2014) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced that his department will conduct the first modern day comprehensive performance audit to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and policies of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).