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Six Democrats, one Republican vie to succeed DePasquale as auditor general

Candidates suggest office has significant role in oversight of coronavirus response
By Benjamin Pontz

Updated: May 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Wolf warns requests for business waivers could reveal proprietary information as GOP presses court case

Also Thursday, the administration released a list of businesses denied exemptions from the coronavirus shutdown.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Auditor, Department of State clash over voter roll issues

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says he found tens of thousands of discrepancies in a review of county registration records. But the department says he’s overstating the issue.
By Katie Meyer

‘Confinement and desperation’ at Berks County immigrant detention center detailed in auditor general’s report

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has twice denied requests to tour the Berks County Residential Center, where people are being kept for months while they await administrative hearings.

By Brett Sholtis

What does fentanyl cost Pa. in dollars? Auditor tries to find out.

In a new report, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale also urged lawmakers to legalize fentanyl test strips so drug users can check for the deadly synthetic substance.
By Katie Meyer

Pa. auditor general’s budget cut: ‘He’s obviously getting under somebody’s skin,’ an analyst says

Eugene DePasquale’s frequent press conferences, the flurry of news releases, and his forays into policy areas that go beyond the traditional responsibilities of the auditor general’s office made him one of the most visible state officials around.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. turns to random audits in bid to track Medicaid dollars

The random reviews are part of a new strategy to make sure contractors aren't misusing Pennsylvania's dollars.
By Katie Meyer

School safety task force hones in on mental health

The most recent state budget included $60 million for school safety grants.
By Katie Meyer