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Pa. bills would continue funding for Harrisburg fire services

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers who represent Harrisburg have unveiled legislation that would provide permanent state funding to the city for fire and emergency services.

State Sen. Rob Teplitz and state Rep. Patty Kim have authored identical legislation that would require the state to fully reimburse Harrisburg for the fire protection and emergency services provided to the Capitol Complex and state-owned buildings in the city.

The 2013-14 state budget included a $5 million reimbursement to Harrisburg.

Teplitz and Kim said the Harrisburg Strong financial recovery plan, which has been confirmed in Commonwealth Court, counts on continued state funding for fire and emergency services through 2016.

 

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