Pa. Gov. Authorizes Takeover Of Strapped State Capital

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday signed legislation allowing the state to take over its financially troubled capital, Harrisburg, which recently filed a Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition at the behest of its city council.

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1151, passed by the state senate on Tuesday, empowers the governor to declare a state of fiscal emergency in the capital city and appoint a receiver to run its finances and oversee the continuation of vital services, including police, firefighting, water, trash collection, payroll, and pension and debt payments....
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City of Harrisburg, PA

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Pennsylvania Middle

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October 11, 2011

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