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Lawmakers Spar With PA Officials Over Unemployment Compensation

HARRISBURG (WSKG) — After a recent audit found significant accounting, technology, and funding issues in the commonwealth’s unemployment compensation system, the Wolf administration is attempting to correct its course. But it’s not going to be an easy–or quick–process.  Lawmakers are already expressing frustration with the amount of information they’re getting about the UC system’s financial decisions. At an often-tense House Labor and Industry Committee meeting, Auditor General Eugene DePasqule rehashed some of the findings from his office’s April report. His team concluded the UC system failed to properly track how it spent nearly $200 million in state money, much of which was supposed to go toward fixing a perilously outdated computer system that’s still in use. Attempts to update the UC computers have been repeatedly stymied.