– Chairman Stan Saylor issued the following statement on the Auditor General’s claim of finding $4.25 billion being diverted in the Motor License Fund.
“For anyone, let alone the auditor general of the Commonwealth to claim they “found” $4.25 billion is at best, misleading as it has been published in the governor’s budget book every year. Since at least the 1960’s, the Motor License Fund has helped fund the State Police. The General Assembly has been actively working to reduce the funding dependence of the State Police from the Motor License Fund so that we have more money for road and bridge repair. In fact, two years ago the General Assembly passed legislation that was signed into law which will gradually reduce state police dependence on the Motor License Fund.
“As a house member, the auditor general voted for many budgets which decreased the state police dollars coming out of the General Fund and increased the state police funding out of the Motor License Fund. Instead of seeking publicity for things we already know, it is time that the auditor general focus on investigating things like Medicaid fraud or why the Commonwealth has wasted over a billion dollars on a radio system for the state police that never worked.”
Representative Stan Saylor
94th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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