The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 185 – 9 in favor of a bill that will allow a state-appointed receiver to take control of Harrisburg’s finances.
It is also very liked this bill will overwhelmingly pass in the PA State Senate!
Harrisburg is a financially distressed community under ACT 47. City Council has refused to comply with recommendations made by the Act 47 team and the mayor’s proposal was also vetoed.
PA State Senator Jeff Piccola is leading the charge for a state takeover. Harrisburg is hundreds of millions of dollars in debt from a failed incinerator retrofit.
Governor Corbett is expected to sign the bill when it reaches his desk.