- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf opposes one change in a bill aimed at increasing transparency within a bistate transit agency that operates bridges between New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Spokesman Jeff Sheridan tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/2dClfWV ) the Democrat agrees with everything in the bill except one change that would have the state Senate approve the governor’s appointees to the Delaware River Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners.

The bill would require an outside audit of the agency and bans economic development spending. It would also force the authority to follow open public records laws in both states and gives both governors the ability to veto board activities.

The transit agency says it has already implemented an auditing system and has disavowed economic development projects.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com



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