Pa. Rep. Aims To Kill State's Troubled Turnpike Commission

Law360, Philadelphia (April 17, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state representative on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would eliminate the state's Turnpike Commission, a month after former high-ranking officials with the commission and a former state senator were indicted over an alleged bid-rigging and pay-to-play scheme with vendors.

Rep. Donna Oberlander, R-Clarion/Armstrong, gathered with nearly a dozen of her Pennsylvania House colleagues at a Capitol press conference to announce House Bill 1197, which would transfer all responsibility for the 545 miles of roadways currently handled by the commission to the state's Department of Transportation....
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