Jack Wagner

(Pa. auditor General Jack Wagner.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Jack Wagner Ends Bid For Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination

Barely more than a month after jumping in, Pennsylvania’s former auditor general is bowing out of the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.


(John Hanger, left.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

John Hanger Drops Out of Race For Pennsylvania Governor

Hanger, who served as former governor Ed Rendell’s environmental protection secretary, says the popularity of another fellow Rendell cabinet member, Tom Wolf, is the reason he is forced to quit.


(Pa. auditor General Jack Wagner.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Former Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner Confirms Run For Governor

The addition of Jack Wagner will swell to eight the ranks of Democrats seeking the nomination for governor of Pennsylvania.


File Photo: Outgoing Pennsylvania auditor-general Jack Wagner (Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. Outgoing Auditor General Has Choice Words About U.S. Debt

Jack Wagner has been sounding the alarm over Pennsylvania’s debt, but he may be even more concerned about the nation’s debt.


Jerry Sandusky (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Pa. Auditor General Thinks NCAA Lawsuit Will Divert Attention From Sex Abuse Victims

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says he’s concerned that a lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s sanctions of Penn State will divert attention from issues raised by the child sex abuse scandal there.


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Educators and Spending Watchdogs Critical of Pennsylvania ‘Cyber’ Charters

Critics cite a number of weaknesses with the state’s existing cyber charter schools, and oppose any new ones.


(Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Auditor General Issues Final Recommendations Related to Sandusky Scandal

Pennsyvlania auditor general Jack Wagner has issued his final report on the need for reform at Penn State University in the wake of the Sandusky scandal.


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Pa. Auditor General Keeps Pressing Turnpike Officials On Their Financing Plan

The state auditor general has renewed his concerns that mounting debt at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will result in massive toll hikes for motorists.


(Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner testifies before a joint hearing of the Pa. House and Senate transportation committees.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Turnpike May — Or May Not — Be Headed For Financial Calamity, Lawmakers Told

“The turnpike, quite frankly, isn’t going to survive if this continues,” Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner told legislators.


(Pa. auditor general Jack Wagner speaks to reporters in Harrisburg in July 2012.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Auditor General Says Penn State’s Presidents Are Too Powerful

At Penn State, auditor general Jack Wagner (photo) says, the president is not only a voting member but also sits as the secretary, setting the agenda for meetings.



Pennsylvania Auditor General Targets ‘Excessive’ Charter School Spending

Auditor General Jack Wagner says Pennsylvania charter schools are spending a million dollars a day more than necessary.


(Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner meets with reporters under a Roosevelt Boulevard overpass in Wayne Junction.  Credit: David Madden)

Pa. Auditor General Renews Call For Repair of State’s Rotting Infrastructure

Under a Roosevelt Boulevard extension overpass where Jack Wagner visited today, a sign on a pillar says it all: “No Parking, Falling Rock.”


(A 2010 meeting of the DRPA board.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

23-Year FBI Veteran Named As DRPA’s Inspector General

Tom Raftery has been selected to serve as the agency’s first inspector general, one of a series of reforms adopted by the DRPA more than a year ago.


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Pa. Auditor Jack Wagner Says Turnpike Commission Is Headed For Financial Wreck

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is disputing the auditor general’s warning that the agency is being crushed by debt because of its obligations to provide funding for statewide transportation needs.


(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Part 1: Controversy In Harrisburg

KYW’s Michelle Durham reports on the disagreement among Pennsylvania leaders on whether changing the system of liquor sales in the state is a good idea.