Opioid disaster declaration reaches halfway point

Opioid disaster declaration reaches halfway point

The 90-day disaster declaration issued by Gov. Tom Wolf relative to the state’s ongoing opioid addiction crisis reached its halfway point Wednesday and state leaders were out highlighting achievements gained through agency coordination and a greater focus of resources on combating the problem.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Republicans question constitutionality of Farm Show Complex financial transaction

House Republicans question constitutionality of Farm Show Complex financial transaction

Republicans of the House Appropriations Committee interrogated representatives of the Department of General Services (DGS) Wednesday about a $200 million contract that the General Assembly did not approve.


DGS, under the jurisdiction of Gov. Tom Wolf, is leasing out the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. It was originally a lease-leaseback agreement with a private operator that morphed into a finance agreement.


The transaction amounts to a front of $200 million that would require the Commonwealth to pay back about $377 million when taking into account interest and fees.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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