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The Other Battlefield: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

By at July 19, 2013 | 10:32 am | 0 Comment

The Other Battlefield: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Last week legislators celebrated July 4th by quietly blowing up portions of the budget. Due to a poison pill inserted into the Fiscal Code Tuesday night, sections of budget are fiscally undercooked. The House pulled out language to expand Medicaid for up to 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians but inserted language to put same-day lenders back in business. […]

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Up in Smoke

By at March 3, 2011 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment

Up in Smoke

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says the state is squandering the settlement money it has received from the tobacco settlement. Wagner says the state has a duty to use additional money for its intended purpose, primarily healthcare.

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When errors add up to tens of millions of dollars

By at November 9, 2010 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

When errors add up to tens of millions of dollars

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says  sloppy verification methods at the Departmentof Public Welfare is costing the commonwealth hundreds of millions of dollars a year. At a news conference, Wagner revealed that audits at all of the state’s county assistance offices found waste to the combined tune of $436 million dollars a year. “These errors can and should be corrected, which would result in a significant sustainable savings to […]

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