Gov. Wolf Continues Effort to Secure Critical Infrastructure Funding

April 03, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf continued to work to secure critical infrastructure funding for Pennsylvania’s communities. He was joined by state and local leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Millersburg to highlight how Restore Pennsylvania will aid in the area and revitalize communities. The massive rebuilding plan funded through a commonsense severance tax will help commonwealth communities address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure.

“I have yet to visit a community that would not benefit greatly from the Restore Pennsylvania proposal,” said Governor Wolf. “That is why this proposal makes sense and municipal leaders across the commonwealth are publicly endorsing this critical infrastructure improvement plan.”

Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.

Last week, Millersburg Borough passed a resolution publicly endorsing Restore Pennsylvania.

“Millersburg Borough Council applauds Governor Wolf’s efforts to assist local municipalities across Pennsylvania with grant funding targeted at reinvigorating our communities,” said Christopher Dietz, President, Millersburg Borough Council. “The steadfast will and grit of our local leaders can move mountains, but without adequate funding, even the best laid plans remain dormant on the drawing board. Restore Pennsylvania will provide much needed funding that will help our community projects leap off the page and into reality!”

Later today, the governor will join city and county officials on a tour of blighted properties in Shamokin and discuss how Restore Pennsylvania will assist Northumberland County in its attack on blighted and vacant buildings.

“Blighted properties throughout our communities are threatening the health and safety of our residents and decreases the property values of our neighborhoods,” said Edward Christiano, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Northumberland County. Blight remediation has become a critical topic throughout Pennsylvania. With the aid of our local elected legislators and the governor’s administration we have found some financial resources to stop the bleed, but more funding is needed to truly improve our infrastructure.”

View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan.

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