DeFoor’s clumsy audit papered over the truth about school districts’ finances | Opinion

BY: - February 1, 2023

The claim that school districts are moving money from one account to another is a nefarious act is misleading at best and disingenuous at worst.

‘A shell game:’ Fiscal watchdog’s report on school tax hikes kicks up a fuss | Thursday Coffee

BY: - January 26, 2023

Auditor General Tim DeFoor called for changes to state law to fix it; districts defend their actions.

Pa. Lottery needs to keep closer tabs on frequent winners, Auditor General DeFoor says

BY: - November 15, 2021

(*This story was updated on Monday, 11/15/21 at 1:41 p.m. to include comment from the Pennsylvania Lottery) The Pennsylvania Lottery needs to keep closer tabs on frequent winners, and state lawmakers should tighten the rules for retailers who play the Lottery, the state’s elected fiscal watchdog said Monday. Between July 2017 and March 2020, 17 […]

Wolf business waiver program inconsistent and could be gamed, audit finds

BY: - September 14, 2021

The report, however, ruled out any foul play, Auditor General Tim DeFoor's office concluded

GOP Legislature says it funded election audits; Wolf, Auditor General DeFoor disagree

BY: - June 29, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 9:03 p.m. 6/29/21 to reflect that Erica Clayton Wright told the Capital-Star that the draft budget was “out of date.” Under pressure from former supporters of President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania’s legislative Republicans gave $3.1 million to the state’s auditor general to fund future election audits. But the problem? […]


Handoffs at Auditor General, Office of Open Records, showed government at its best | Opinion

BY: - January 22, 2021

There are plenty of reasons to be cynical about government. But humble public service is something to celebrate. And it happened this week in Pennsylvania.

Pa. row officers sworn in, bringing diversity, GOP shakeup to Harrisburg

BY: and - January 19, 2021

Two Republicans were sworn into Pennsylvania’s row offices Tuesday, breaking eight years of Democratic control in some of the highest ranks of state government and bringing diversity, in more ways than one, to Harrisburg.


Dems rolled the dice on ending straight-ticket voting. They paid the price with row office losses | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - November 22, 2020

Perhaps the Democrats should have run some televised ads, stressing the importance of casting votes in all races. The bottom line is that while counting all ballots is essential, it's also crucial that all ballots are filled out.