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Comms OK GEO Group for prisoner management program

From Staff Reports

Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past two weeks:

Federal

• The House was out of session.

State

• The Senate voted 50-0 in favor of a bill to provide funding of high-speed broadband service infrastructure deployment in unserved areas of the state. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, voted yes.

• The Senate voted 39-11 in favor of a bill that allows local school districts to decide numbers of spectators for sporting events. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock voted yes.

• The House voted 155-47 in favor of a bill that allows school dictricts to decide numbers of spectators for sporting events. State Reps. Garth Everett, R-Muncy; Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township; and Clint Owlett, R-Wellsboro voted yes.

County

• Lycoming County commissioners voted 2-1 to approve GEO Reentry Services for the prisoner and case management program. Voting yes were Scott Metzger and Tony Mussare. Rick Mirabito voted no.

• Lycoming County commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a $1 million payment toward the 2020 employee pension plan. Voting yes were Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare and Rick Mirabito.

Municipal

* City Council voted 7-0 to override Mayor Derek Slaughter’s veto of an amendement to a codified ordinance which set up a structure change in city government, including adding a director of finance and administration to department heads. Voting were President Randall J. Allison, Liz Miele, Bonnie Katz, Vincent Pulizzi, David Banks, Jon Mackey and Adam Yoder.

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