Auditor General investigation finds flaws and irregularities in the pandemic business shutdown

The Pennsylvania Auditor General released the results of a performance audit more than 18 months after the Wolf administration enacted COVID mitigation protocols and business closures.

The closures and waiver process were met with a great deal of criticism by business owners and Republican legislators who complained the process was fraught with inequities and problems.

Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor’s report agrees with the complainants by saying “the process was hastily assembled on the fly, unevenly administered and should be reformed before anything like it is ever used again.”

Auditor General Republican Timothy L. DeFoor appears on Smart Talk Tuesday with the report findings.