Pa. Governor to seek federal disaster dollars for snow clean up

    The State of Pennsylvania is seeking federal funding to help with snow cleanup. The State of Pennsylvania is seeking federal funding to help with snow cleanup.

    The State of Pennsylvania is seeking federal funding to help with snow cleanup.

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    Governor Ed Rendell says the recent snowstorm meets the criteria for federal disaster relief. He says, the money is needed because municipalities across the commonwealth are still digging out and it’s beginning to dig a hole in their budgets.

    Rendell: In Lancaster they had budgeted $170,000 for snow removal as of the end of the last storm they had spent 300 thousand dollars already. Ross Township, Allegheny County, they have spent 50% over budget and in Philadelphia they have spent $11.5 million already, Mayor Nutter tells me it will be a $15 million price tag.

    The governor says the state is advancing over $300 million to help pay for storm cleanup to help governments with their cash flow and hopes the federal funds will come through.

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