HARRISBURG – The main Pennsylvania state budget bill became law with Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature on Sunday night, as he acknowledged that the wider agenda he had sought with it of overhauling public employee pension systems, privatizing wine and liquor sales and increasing transportation funding has stalled until the fall.
Still, Corbett did not express disappointment, and instead sought to highlight the progress that occurred in the Legislature.
“I have to thank the people for what they’ve done and I certainly encourage them when they return in the fall,” Corbett told reporters shortly after the signing the bill at 10:15 p.m. “Let’s get it done.”
Editor’s note: Would it have made more sense for Capt. Drumheller to take the Civil Service test before being offered the promotion? I love how council forms a committee to find a new police chief and they do absolutely nothing. The point of the committee was exactly what? We all know how things work in Pottstown **wink, wink, nod, nod** Thank you Evan for your candor in reporting this process.
POTTSTOWN — Police Capt. Richard Drumheller is now one step closer to being Police Chief Richard Drumheller.
If approved by a borough council vote Monday night, Drumheller will replace Borough Manager Mark Flanders, whose retirement as police chief becomes official April 14.
Since he was appointed Nov. 13 as borough manager, Flanders has held both positions, although drawing only one salary.
For the most part, Drumheller has been running the department since then.