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DePasquale calls for improved transparency at PSU, state-funded universities

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday he is in favor of legislative efforts to improve transparency at state-funded schools, including Penn State.(AP photo)

HARRISBURG -- State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday he is in favor of legislative efforts to improve transparency at state-funded schools, including Penn State.

DePasquale spoke in favor of bills that focus on the state's Right-To-Know and Ethics Act and to reduce the size of the Penn State board of trustees.

“It is absurd that these four universities receive hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, but are currently exempted from these two important transparency and accountability measures," said DePasquale.

“As I have said for years, the size of the boards of trustees at these schools — not just at Penn State — should be cut to more manageable and efficient numbers."

In June, DePasquale released his audit on Penn State echoing the same sentiment.

In November, the auditor general spoke out about a vote among the Penn State trustees that would only allow "most leading" members to subject to certain information. The trustees passed that provision.

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