Commission accepts audit of Pa. General Assembly’s 2018 finances

HARRISBURG — The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission , chaired by state Rep. Mark Keller, R-Perry/Cumberland, today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2017-18 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.

The annual audit of the various legislative departments and service agencies revealed a reserve of $137,872,630, as of June 30. The audit was carried out by Boyer and Ritter LLC of Camp Hill.

“The point of the annual legislative audit is to confirm that we, the people’s representatives to state government, are following the policies, procedures and the law when we expend our appropriated state funds,” Keller said in a press release. “Today we accepted the final audit of the General Assembly’s expenditures for the last fiscal year which ended June 30, 2018, so these numbers are already months old and out of date, but show we followed the generally accepted policies and procedures.”

The full audit and

report can be viewed on the Pennsylvania General Assembly website, www.legis.state.pa.us, or at the direct link, www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/laac.cfm, later today. Audits and reports from the previous 11 years are also available online.