LATEST NEWS

Keep up with the latest news, statements, press releases and more.

WAGNER, HALLAM REMIND REMAINING MAIL VOTERS TO “BRING IT!”

Noting that about 100,000 mail ballots requested by Allegheny County voters have yet to be returned, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam reminded these voters that ballots can be returned in person to the County Office Building lobby through Election Day, and that mail ballot packages must be submitted in […]

WAGNER, HALLAM AMONG OFFICIALS URGING VOTERS TO “BRING IT!” TO ENSURE VOTES ARE COUNTED

Voters with Mail Ballot Packages Must Submit Them In Full Before Election Day or Cancel at Polling Locations A group of local elected officials and community leaders convened by Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam has issued an informational video urging County voters to “Bring It!,” referring to any mail-in […]

AUDIT FINDS TAXPAYERS PICKING UP TAB FOR LAW FIRMS’ COURT TRANSCRIPTS

Since a 2017 change in state regulations, Allegheny County has directly paid Court Reporters to prepare transcripts of court proceedings requested by outside parties, generally law firms. Previously, Court Reporters were paid directly by requestors for preparation of transcripts. Allegheny County has generally employed about 35 full-time and two part-time Court Reporters. Court Reporters’ salaries, […]

WAGNER ISSUES UPDATE ON COUNTY FINANCIAL PICTURE, AID SPENDING

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner today issued her latest “Taxpayer Alert,” which provides an update on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn on County revenue and expenditures, including the dispensation of funds provided by the federal CARES Act aid package. Wagner reports that the County is expected to come close to […]

WAGNER’S AUDIT SHOWS ENCOURAGING STEPS IN HEALTH DEPT. AIR PERMITTING EFFORTS

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said her office’s audit of the County Health Department’s (ACHD) Clean Air Act permitting program showed improvements in 2019 over its previous audit five years before, but continued to fall short of full compliance with its obligations under federal law. Title V Section 503(c) of the Clean Air Act indicates […]

CONTROLLER CHELSA WAGNER STATEMENT ON CITY OF PITTSBURGH ACTIONS AGAINST PROTESTOR

(Pittsburgh) August 17, 2020 “The decision by the City of Pittsburgh and police administration to deploy authoritarian tactics resembling a criminal abduction against a peaceful protest leader on Saturday is as inscrutable as it is distressing. Weeks after national outcry over similar tactics in Portland and New York City, Pittsburgh decides it wants to join […]

WAGNER’S AUDIT SHOWS INHERENT CONFLICT IN JAIL FOOD SERVICE, SALES

(Pittsburgh) July 28, 2020   The growing focus on the injustices caused by mass incarceration in the United States has also shed light on the significant profits made by private corporations providing services to prisons.   In a September 2019 letter to major investors in prison service companies, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives […]

WAGNER SAYS CONTINUED HIGH CREDIT RATINGS SHOW ‘STRONG POSITION IN WHICH WE ENTER AN UNCERTAIN PERIOD’

(Pittsburgh) July 17, 2020   Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said strong credit ratings issued to the County by Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings show the benefits of the independent fiscal oversight of the Controller’s Office. “The County’s continued strong ratings even amid the economic downturn owe in large part to a robust fund […]

WAGNER’S AUDIT URGES HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. TO REQUIRE GREATER TRANSPARENCY FROM CONTRACTOR

“Given that the County has paid Deloitte more than $150 million for DHS projects since 2003, the County’s failure to elicit greater detail on its invoices  creates the potential for significant overpayments.” (Pittsburgh) June 23, 2020   Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said her office’s audit of a software development contract for the County’s Department of […]

WAGNER URGES KANES TO ADHERE TO GUIDELINES ON PREVENTING COVID SPREAD

Calls for hazard pay for Glen Hazel personnel and limitations on sharing staff across locations (Pittsburgh) April 17, 2020 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner raised concerns with County administration and Kane Regional Centers officials today that sharing employees between the Kane Glen Hazel facility—where 73 residents and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 to date—and […]

Meet Chelsa Wagner

As the County’s top fiscal officer, Controller Chelsa Wagner leads the fight against inefficient and inequitable spending, working to root out fraud, waste and abuse in County government.

Learn More

USEFUL RESOURCES

Access all County Government contracts by department, contract type, vendor name, keywords, contract number, date, or amount.
Browse special reports issued by Controller Wagner on major issues facing County Government.
Read a presentation of County finances and other information for the general public.