Interest rate swaps by Pa. Turnpike Commission cost taxpayers and motorists at least $108.9 million, according to Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner.
Auditor General Jack Wagner
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner said recently the turnpike needs to keep better records of who receives free tolling perks and how they are used.
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent HARRISBURG — The lax oversight of tolling cards given to employees and contractors of the Pennsylvania Turnpike should get tighter before tolls increase next month, Auditor General Jack Wagner says. Wagner said recently the turnpike needs to keep better records of who receives free tolling perks and how they are used. His comments came as part of a special performance audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The turnpike allows employees, contractors, state police and some other state officials to avoid paying tolls, yet it fails to distinguish whether those perks are used for business purposes or for pleasure. In all, the freebies cost the turnpike about $7.7 million in revenue over a four-year period …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner issues 124-page report on reforming Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Jack Wagner has called on the General Assembly and Gov. Corbett to take charge of reforming Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal, saying that the university’s board of trustees has shown little appetite for enacting the reforms necessary to enhance governance, improve transparency, and restore the university’s tattered reputation. “In spite of its public vow to accept in totality the Freeh Report and adopt its suggestions, the Board of Trustees has taken few substantive steps over the past year to reform itself,” Wagner said at a press conference today on the release of his report on Penn State governance-related issues. “It’s time for the General Assembly, the …