Ward Appointed to Advisory Panel for Local Government Issues

HARRISBURG – Senator Judy Ward (R-30) was appointed this week to serve on a special advisory commission that provides expertise on local government issues for the General Assembly.

“The governing decisions that are made at the local level can have a big impact on community residents and taxpayers,” Ward said. “There are a number of challenges facing local governments that will require cooperation between county and municipal officials and state lawmakers, and I am excited to get to work as a member of this committee to help find solutions.”

Ward was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to serve on the Local Government Commission, which is responsible for providing objective information for members of the legislature on a wide range of issues that affect counties, municipalities and other local governing bodies. Members of the commission play a leading role in identifying priorities and drafting legislation to address local government issues.

The bipartisan, bicameral panel was created in 1935 and is one of the oldest agencies of its kind in the nation. More information about the Local Government Commission is available at http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/.

 

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