There have been many articles published on the State Police Funding issue, but nothing as thorough and balanced as one published this week on PennLive/the Patriot News.
In addition to recapping the issue overall, the article lays out the various solutions that have been put forth, and it lists the pros and cons of each approach. It also points out that population is not the only driver of calls for State Police services.
If you want to review the developments to date, you’ll find a link below.
Be of Good Cheer,
— The Wolff
Transportation Issue Update
- For the PennLive/Patriot News analysis of the State Police funding issue, click here.
- The parade of editorials continued urging lawmakers and the administration to address the State Police funding issue.
- Philly’s CBS 3 spent some time with State Police troopers last week as they cracked down on motorists speeding through work zones. You can find the report here.
- Noting that they appear to be a cornerstone of President Trump’s infrastructure plans, NBC did a two-part series on public-private partnerships, illustrating one failed example and one shining example.
- Governor Wolf trotted up to Dunmore last week, where he laid out PennDOT’s plans for infrastructure investment in northeast PA in this construction season.
- Governor Wolf nominated former state Sen. John Wozniak, or friend and former Democratic chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, to a seat on the PA Turnpike Commission.
- As we have reiterated many times, Act 89 of 2013 will benefit residents across the entire Commonwealth. This week’s example is Route 611 in the Poconos.