Rendell, Pa. Legislature Reach Compromise on Environmental Funding

Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

April 15, 2005

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Rendell, Pa. Legislature Reach Compromise on Environmental Funding

The Pennsylvania Legislature and Gov. Ed Rendell have reached a compromise on environmental-program funding, and state residents will therefore vote on a $625 million bond issue on May issue, according to media reports.

Rendell originally proposed an $800 million bond issue that would have been paid off by raising the state’s tipping fee by $5. State Senate Republicans later countered with a proposed $400 million bond issue that would not have increased the fee.

In reaching their compromise, Rendell and the Legislature did not resolve how to pay off the bonds. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “if voters approve the concept of borrowing the $625 million on May 17, the precise mechanism for raising the repayment funds would still have to be found.”

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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