Wayne D. Fontana

State lawmakers: Remove lone worker at Pittsburgh watchdog

The lone worker at an authority created more than a decade ago to oversee Pittsburgh's then-failing finances should be removed, according to two Pennsylvania lawmakers.

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, and state Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline, said Tuesday during a news conference that "a lack of scrutiny and accountability" has raised questions about the activities of Henry Sciortino, the executive director of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the agency didn't have financial records for most of its expenditures since 2010, and that the group's executive director couldn't locate a record of...