Eugene DePasquale

Pennsylvania Turnpike
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - Key state lawmakers say they are aware that the state’s funding streams for transportation are once again posing a serious problem and say they have begun focusing on them. By law, the Turnpike borrows $450 million a year for mass transit. That has contributed...
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Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the Pennsylvania Turnpike is at a crossroads.
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Tony Romeo
March 21, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the news contained in his latest audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is "about as bad (as he) could possibly give." And he says there could be a major spike in the already high tolls if the Turnpike loses a lawsuit filed by truckers...
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Tony Romeo
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania’s auditor general continues to sound the alarm about the role of pharmacy benefit managers in setting the price for prescription drugs, and the lack of transparency in the process. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says ‘pharmacy benefit managers’ or...
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Eugene DePasquale
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Steve Tawa
March 11, 2019 - 2:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following numerous calls for independent investigations, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his auditors will officially look into how the Glen Mills Schools operates, following allegations of physical abuse and administration cover-ups. Reports of...
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Pat Loeb
February 22, 2019 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says election officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties accepted gifts from voting machine vendors, as they consider which machines to purchase in order to comply with a state mandate. He says he wants a ban on gifts...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
February 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As the state’s chief financial watchdog appeared at budget hearings this week, Republican lawmakers made a pitch for more auditing of Philadelphia. It started with a member of the state House Appropriations Committee asking for an audit of city government. Auditor...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are indicating an interest in giving the state auditor general power to review “pharmacy benefit managers.” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says “pharmacy benefit managers” or “PBMs” are the “middle people” who negotiate with drug-makers...
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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
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John McDevitt
January 29, 2019 - 4:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale toured a North Philadelphia hospital Tuesday, where the emergency room staff sees hundreds of gunshot victims a year. The visit was part of an effort to reduce gun deaths in the state. "We've had five people come in at...
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Eugene DePasquale
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Steve Tawa
January 17, 2019 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's auditor general believes too many low-level, non-violent offenders are in state prisons, and he is looking for ways to save taxpayers money, while pushing criminal justice reforms. Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says figures from 2015 show it...
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Eugene DePasquale
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Steve Tawa
December 26, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The partial federal government shutdown is costing hundreds of thousands of workers distress. Pennsylvania's auditor general wants members of Congress to feel the pain, adding, "congressional paychecks should be stopped immediately during the shutdown." This is the...
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