The Associated Press is reporting today that Auditor General Jack Wagner has decided to drop his court battle with the City of Erie over a pension issue.
Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner is dropping his long-standing challenge to a deferred retirement program for Erie's police and firefighters.
The Commonwealth Court rejected Wagner's challenge and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this month refused to hear Wagner's appeal.
That's why Wagner told city officials on Tuesday that he's ending his court fight, even though he still disagrees with the plan.
Hazleton has a court case ongoing with the Auditor General. With the passing of HB 1828 the issue will probably be resolved. But it just goes to prove that those detractors of Mayor Barletta who were waving the Auditor General's findings as proof of improper activities failed to realize that his findings had to stand up to a court test in order to be found correct. Todd Eachus was using words like "illegal" yet he failed to wait for a court case to back up his personal attack.