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Commissioners Meet One-On-One With Sen. Casey

August 27th, 2021 Comments off

Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel hosted a one-on-one meeting with United States Senator Bob Casey this week. Casey was enroute from an engagement in Wellsboro to a gathering in Warren County, continuing anĀ  outreach swing through northern Pennsylvania while the Senate is in recess.

He began the session by pointing out to the commissioners that rural counties will have opportunities to benefit from pending federal legislation that will provide funding for infrastructure projects in local townships and boroughs, including expansion of high-speed internet service to areas that have been left behind.

Other topics covered during the 90-minute session included federal support for criminal justice reform, including programs geared toward reducing jail populations and repeat offenders; public/private partnerships to support economic developments; issues affecting local agriculture and tourism; federal tax reform, and the senator’s “Five Freedoms for America’s Children” initiative.