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On November 13, 2012, the PA Senate Local Government Committee held its second public hearing examining the massive debt of the Harrisburg Incinerator. Attorney Carol Cocheres of the law firm Eckert Seamans testified during the proceedings. Cocheres was bond counsel to the underwriter RBC Capital for the 2003 Incinerator financing and bond counsel to the Harrisburg Authority for the 2007 financing. Videos: Part I: "We did not make any public policy decisions." Part II: Self-liquidating debt Part III: "All the public officials knew what the situation was." Part IV: "It was understood that there was going to be a fix here." Part V: "We presented it to DCED that there's been one continuous project really going back to 1993." Part VI: "That's what caused this whole problem to blow up." (Read More)
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Nov. 26th, 2014 @ 10:27 am
Recording Dauphin county 2015 proposed budget presentation, video in about 30 minutes.

Nov. 26th, 2014 @ 10:20 am
Anybody want to run Hbg's #Kipona festival? Mayor Papenfuse to outsource riverfront events. Video http://t.co/WkI0k8LO4K

Nov. 26th, 2014 @ 9:40 am
Hbg Mayor Eric Papenfuse - A balanced budget. Videos http://t.co/WkI0k8LO4K

Nov. 26th, 2014 @ 1:50 pm
Dauphin county 2015 proposed budget. Video and pdf posted. http://t.co/AXMCrguR1G

Nov. 26th, 2014 @ 1:01 pm
Light snow, 33 degrees and quiet downtown Hbg. http://t.co/dDk7OXqNKx

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 11:38 am
Setting up #Xmas tree at Capitol. http://t.co/g0xN1XqCGc

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 8:23 pm
Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse - Budget presentation to city council part 1. Video http://t.co/UqObisPExb

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 6:54 pm
During CC caucus council prez Williams brought up appointment of 2 additional members to the board of Capital Regional Water.

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 6:48 pm
Hbg Host Fee budget includes $124K for positions of arborist, recycling coordinator, planner.

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 6:44 pm
Hbg proposed Host Fee budget includes $50K for new recycling truck, $35K for local grants, $70K for community clean up.

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 6:39 pm
Hbg Mayor Papenfuse - 36 new positions, 10 management, 26 union. Hiring freeze suspended.

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 6:35 pm
Hbg Mayor Papenfuse - We have a new treasurer, Tyrell Spradley sworn in just before this meeting. http://t.co/CDLJeKutVG

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 5:57 pm
Hbg Mayor Eric Papenfuse gives us a preview of tonight's budget presentation. Video http://t.co/Fgagr2BO2l

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 5:51 pm
Mayor Papenfuse presents his first budget to Hbg CC, fun starts in 10 minutes. http://t.co/jVB83PzCsR

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 5:40 pm
Elves at Hbg city council chambers are Eagles fans. http://t.co/DnFyfsNSqQ

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 1:16 pm
Hbg Mayor Papenfuse - no privatization of city trash collection, repairs and upgrades to existing fleet.

Nov. 25th, 2014 @ 1:07 pm
Hbg Mayor Papenfuse - A balanced 2015 budget, no tax increases.

Nov. 24th, 2014 @ 9:43 am
Mayor Papenfuse scheduled to present proposed 2015 budget Tuesday at Hbg city council. http://t.co/JQfR3U3MFL

Nov. 24th, 2014 @ 6:11 pm
@drgilliland All quiet in elf land.

Nov. 24th, 2014 @ 5:25 pm
Looks like elves are running tonight's Hbg CC meeting. Video http://t.co/FuQAKJcYd2

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