Pa. budget bill language would require nonprofits to report executive pay

    Language to shine a light on executive pay at nonprofits that contract with the state is now in the mix of budget-related legislation.  Republican state Representative Scott Petri of Bucks County says after past state budget cuts to the Department of Public Welfare, and with more cuts looming, lawmakers were getting an earful from groups that contract with DPW.

    Petri says nonprofits blame the legislature when they have to make cuts, and that he’s skeptical that those same service providers have trimmed the fat in their own organizations.Now, a provision in a budget-related bill would require such nonprofits to report to the state what they pay their top executives, among other expenses.A spokeswoman for a statewide nonprofit association of service providers says the information lawmakers are going after is already available in tax forms and audits to federal, state, and local government.

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