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Published: January 15, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

New state row officers taking office today

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania has a new auditor general, and the state’s next attorney general is waiting in the wings.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a former state representative from York, was the first in an all-Democrat slate of row officers to be sworn in today to four-year terms.
Kathleen Kane of Scranton — the first woman and first Democrat to be elected state attorney general — is scheduled to take her oath later today in the Capitol rotunda.
State Treasurer Rob McCord of Bryn Mawr is taking his oath for a second term at a ceremony in a state office building across the street from the Capitol.
Gov. Tom Corbett and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey were among the crowd gathered for DePasquale’s ceremony and reception at the Pennsylvania State Museum, next door to the Capitol. Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd administered the oath of office.
In a brief speech, DePasquale vowed to conduct an audit to ensure that the Department of Environmental Protection has adequate resources to protect water supplies from being polluted by drilling in the fast-growing natural gas industry.
DePasquale succeeds fellow Democrat Jack Wagner, who had served the maximum two terms.

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