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Wagner raises concerns about gambling revenue used for redevelopment

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said she has “serious concerns” with how a county authority distributed about $30 million in state gambling revenue.

Wagner plans to hold a news conference Thursday to announce the results of an audit of the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County’s administration of grants and loans from funds designated to spur economic development, infrastructure improvements and tourism.

She said she will recommend an overhaul of the process the authority uses to distribute the grants and loans.

Her office studied grants and loans awarded since 2011. Most of the projects can be justified but some raised concerns, Wagner said. She declined to reveal additional details until Thursday.


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