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2013-04-04 16:23:15

LEMOYNE, Pa., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Democratic Mayoral primary is a two-person race between Jack Wagner and Bill Peduto, according to a poll released by Keystone Analytics®. Former Auditor General Jack Wagner has gained significant support since announcing his candidacy, with 38 percent of likely voters saying they would vote for him if the election were held today. Current Councilman Bill Peduto has held relatively steady with 31 percent support. Both...

2013-01-11 16:20:54

Air Force Reserve Base saves taxpayers millions annually PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner today called on the U.S. Department of Defense to keep open the Air Force Reserves' 911(th) Airlift Wing located at the Pittsburgh International Airport. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Wagner said his department's review of available financial information concluded that the 911(th) should remain open because of its strategic...

2013-01-08 16:20:30

Audit reveals six findings, offers 20 recommendations for improvement HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner said that an audit released today of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has found that the turnpike's involvement in interest-rate swaps has cost Pennsylvania taxpayers and turnpike motorists at least $108.9 million. Wagner said the turnpike's strategy was to use the swaps to save money, but it...

2012-12-10 16:20:27

Liberal policy has cost more than $7 million in lost revenue HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner said today that a liberal and inadequate policy gave 7,000 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission employees and vendors free rides on the turnpike between January 2007 and August 2011 that amounted to at least $7.7 million in lost toll revenue. Wagner said the estimate was based on information provided to the Department of the Auditor General...

2012-10-22 11:28:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner will address school safety and security at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Hampton High School during the Pittsburgh Safe Schools Conference. The event is sponsored by InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and businesses and academic institutions that are committed to sharing information, and will highlight the fact that October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness and Cyber Security Awareness Month....

2012-10-09 15:22:53

Says one of fastest growing segments of state economy poses serious health risks HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner today called on the General Assembly and the state the Department of Health to step up the state's role in regulating the tattoo parlor industry in Pennsylvania because of potential health risks to the general public, including Hepatitis C. Wagner said that requiring Pennsylvania's more than 750 known tattoo parlors and...

2012-08-31 10:22:54

More than 1,000 veterans will receive all-day rides as a result of local support PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner today announced the annual Sharing & Caring boat ride to benefit hospitalized military veterans will be held Sept. 4-7 on Gateway Clipper Majestic. Passenger boarding begins at 10 a.m. each day, with Wagner on hand to greet veterans on Thursday and Friday; the boat sails at 11. For many participating veterans, it will be...

2012-08-15 10:20:18

Retail outlet will serve active military families and veterans in tri-state region PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner will be among the political and military leaders attending groundbreaking ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 for a new commissary that will serve 168,000 active and retired military personnel and their family members when it opens for business next year along the former Business Route 60 (now I-376) in Moon Township....

2012-07-26 06:23:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner said today that the Pennsylvania State University president should no longer be a member of the university's board of trustees, and that the president should also be prevented from serving as the board's secretary. Wagner said these changes should be made in order to remove a conflict that exists between the president's role as the university's top administrator and a trustee's role as one who oversees...

2012-05-10 10:20:17

Renews call for Gov. Corbett, General Assembly to pass infrastructure bill JOHNSTOWN, Pa., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambria County motorists are nine times as likely to pass a structurally deficient bridge than a McDonald's restaurant, said Auditor General Jack Wagner, who again today called on Gov. Corbett and the General Assembly to make passage of a comprehensive transportation and infrastructure bill their No. 1 legislative priority this spring. "It's time for our...