tag | accountability

For the first time, Pa. Senate gives public online access to spending records

Though a win for taxpayers, the information provided online is not searchable or easy to analyze.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Michael Wereschagin/The Caucus, Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Pennsylvania Senate plans first step to enhance public access to expense information

Following reporting by The Caucus and Spotlight PA, the Pennsylvania Senate said it will post expenses online, though it’s unclear in what format.

By Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Tracking Pa.’s pandemic spending, by the numbers

Many emergency requests were straightforward, some led to scrutiny from Republican lawmakers, and others were downright curious.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

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Health department bears burden of pot application redactions, Pa. Supreme Court rules

Lawyers for the department had argued only the companies submitting the hundreds of pages of required documentation in the applications know what is proprietary or an issue of security.

By The Associated Press

Pa. requested $340 million in emergency contracts in 2020 with little oversight

Pennsylvania agencies turned to the emergency procurement process that avoids public scrutiny 483 times last year. In years prior, they made on average 135 requests annually.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

House Republican sponsor tees up fight with Wolf over voting law changes

Gov. Tom Wolf continues to criticize the ‘extremist’ proposal, while Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) says he’s open to compromise, but hasn’t said what the GOP is willing to give up.

By Sam Dunklau

Two Pa. GOP congressmen share why they voted out Liz Cheney from leadership

There’s no official way to know how each member voted, because Republicans took only a voice vote.

By Sam Dunklau

Dozens of GOP state lawmakers wanted Pa.’s electoral votes overturned. Two reflect on their decision.

Letters from the state House and Senate played in to the narrative of Trump’s election-fraud lie, which led to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

By Sam Dunklau