An analysis by the National League of Cities found that Pennsylvania leads the nation in local government revenue loss due to the pandemic. Cities, boroughs, towns and townships across the state should brace for the impact of an overall loss of up to 40 percent of revenues.
Analysts say local governments are facing a financial crisis that will affect basic services, including critical resources like law enforcement, fire and other public safety positions.
Rick Schuettler is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Municipal League, he joins Smart Talk to spotlight the impact this will have on Pennsylvania municipalities and how the federal government could help.
Also, Smart Talk continues our conversations with Congressional candidates who have opponents in next Tuesday’s primary election.
Sarah Hammond is a Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 11th Congressional District. The 11th district is made up of all of Lancaster County and the southern half of York County. Hammond is running against Paul Daigle in the Democratic primary. The winner will face incumbent Republican Lloyd Smucker in November.
Election coverage on WITF is supported by the law firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP