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Pa. bill would address issues behind Harrisburg incinerator debt

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Pennsylvania Senator Mike Folmer has announced a legislative package to address the issues behind Harrisburg's financial problems.

Folmer said Wednesday that his package stems from two recent Senate Local Government Committee hearings on debts incurred by the Harrisburg trash incinerator and the January 2012 Harrisburg Authority Forensic Investigation Report.

The report noted that most, if not all, of the parties involved with the incinerator project knew or should have known of the substantial risk that it would not generate enough revenue to service the debt being issued, but proceeded with retrofit projects anyway.

Folmer said that, among other things, his legislation would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the financial transactions of the Harrisburg Authority, the City of Harrisburg, and Dauphin County to determine whether there should be criminal proceedings.

The legislation is currently being circulated for co-sponsorship.

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