Questionable Spending By River Basin Commission Uncovered

Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog is criticizing the spending habits of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. A recent audit by Auditor General Eugene DiPasquale’s office found the commission spent more than a thousand dollars on alcohol for its meetings and more than $16,000 on food and gratuities, including, filet mignon, salmon and Maryland crab cakes. The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is tasked with ensuring fair access to water among various users, including heavy industry and large drinking water systems, across Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland.