HARRISBURG – Legislation ending a practice used by Republican and Democrat governors that hides the true cost of their administration has been proposed. Governors of both parties can hide the cost of their office by charging other state agencies for work done by their office to assist the agency – a practice called off-shoring. Due to the off-shoring of executive branch employees, PA’s budget does not accurately depict agency costs. Under House Bill 2913, no agency would be able to charge another agency to cover their expenses, including employee salaries. It would also require the budget secretary to provide lawmakers with a report on the total number of employees and the cost associated with them for each agency. The budget secretary would include the total augmentations received by an agency of the executive branch received by other agencies to cover the cost of their employees. The bill has been referred to the PA House State Government Committee.