Letter to the editor: Bravo to DePasquale, Shapiro
Who can we trust in Harrisburg these days? As our gas prices go up, it’s nice to find out that the taxes on that gas I put into my tank to go to work have been diverted from repairing our aging infrastructure to supporting the budget of the Pennsylvania State Police (“Gas tax covers police for areas that won’t,” April 26, TribLIVE).
A shout-out to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale for performing an audit to find out that over $2 billion was improperly diverted from one fund to the other. How does one improperly divert that much money from road funding to the state police budget?
I also want to give credit to Attorney General Josh Shapiro for trying to come to some reasonable conclusion with the Highmark-UPMC debacle. He has the conviction to stand up and say that what UPMC is trying to do is not right and that it needs to provide access to all Western Pennsylvania residents, not just those with the right insurance.
Bravo to DePasquale and Shapiro for being two of the few in Harrisburg who appear to be looking out for all Pennsylvanians, not just those that contributed to their campaigns.