Stage set for Harrisburg takeover

    Pennsylvania is now one step closer in the takeover of the City of Harrisburg, after the State House adopted an amended version of the legislation today.

    The Patriot-News says  the amended version of the legislation gives the commonwealth takeover power and any other third-class city in the state’s Act 47 program that does not adopt and implement a state-sponsored fiscal recovery plan.

    According to The Patriot-News, the legislation would also give Governor Corbett the power to declare a state of fiscal emergency for Harrisburg and any other third class city, if the takeover occurs.

    A final passage vote in the House is still needed, which The Patriot-News says could come tomorrow or next week.

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