Economic Issues and 2009-2010 Legislative Priorities


Joint Local Government Committee Hearing
Local Governments:  Economic Issues and
2009- 2010 Legislative Priorities

Thursday, March 12, 2009
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
8EA East Wing

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9:30 Call to Order and Introduction
Representative Robert L. Freeman, House Majority Chairman
Representative Julie Harhart, House Republican Chairwoman
Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr., Senate Majority Chairman
Senator Ralph Musto, Senate Minority Chairman
9:40 Pennsylvania State Planning Board
Judy Schwank, Chairwoman and Alex Graziani, Vice-chair
10:00 Pennsylvania Local Government Commission
Mike Gasbarre, Executive Director
10:20 County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Doug Hill, Executive Director
10:40 PA League of Cities and State Association of Township Commissioners
Amy Sturges, Director of Governmental Affairs
11:00 Break
11:10 Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association
John Brosius, Deputy Director
11:30 Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs
Ed Troxell, Director of Governmental Affairs
11:50 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
R. Keith Hite, Exec. Dir. and Lester Houck, Salisbury Township Supervisor
12:10 Governor’s Center for Local Government Services
Ken Klothen, Deputy Secretary, DCED
12:30 Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials
Dennis Kwiatowski, President and Jeffrey Shank, Solicitor
12:50 Closing