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Auditor General investigation finds flaws and irregularities in the pandemic business shutdown

The closures and waiver process were met with a great deal of criticism by business owners and Republican legislators who complained the process was fraught with inequities.

By Merideth Bucher

Updated: June 29, 2021 | 4:01 pm

GOP lawmakers pushing new election-auditing office in budget

Critics say an election-auditing bureau is duplicative, given the legal requirements for each county and the state to review election results for accuracy and investigate any discrepancies.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pa.’s new auditor general says his election was fair, but he won’t talk about the others

Because Timothy DeFoor may be asked to investigate the 2020 election, his office said he “must maintain his independence.”

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

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Pennsylvania statewide row officers sworn for 4-year terms

In separate ceremonies at sites around Harrisburg, the attorney general, auditor general and treasurer took their oaths of office.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

PA picks GOP auditor; reelects Shapiro, US House incumbents

Pennsylvania voters are returning at least 17 incumbent members to Congress with one race undecided, and have elected the first Republican auditor general in more than two decades.

By The Associated Press

Updated: November 6, 2020 | 10:25 am

Republican DeFoor elected Pennsylvania’s auditor general

The Republican controller in Dauphin County outpaced Democrat Nina Ahmad for the position of state Auditor General.

By The Associated Press

Winning a ‘row office’ is a chance for GOP to pressure Wolf

The row officers have built-in watchdog duties that can gum up a governor’s agenda.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Auditor’s race poses historic first for candidates of color

Pennsylvania’s two major political parties have nominated candidates of color for state auditor general.

By The Associated Press

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