Auditor general says debt-laden Pa. Turnpike Commission at ‘critical juncture’

Mar 22, 2019 | Member News

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


HARRISBURG — Saddled with $11.8 billion in debt, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is at “perhaps its most critical juncture ever” and must work with lawmakers to make changes to avoid financial collapse, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday.

The auditor general, a Democrat, called on the Republican-controlled state Legislature to end or change a 12-year-old law that requires the Turnpike Commission to send hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the state Department of Transportation for public transportation projects in cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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