Harrisburg, PA files for Bankruptcy

Only the second U.S. city to do so. Go Pennsylvania! Sounds like the city lost a lot of its money in a boondoggle. “Monorail! Monorail! Monorail!

5 Responses to “Harrisburg, PA files for Bankruptcy”

  1. Pyrotek85 says:

    Yay us. From what I’m reading it’s been going on for quite a while.

  2. Carteach0 says:

    There is a very real question as to whether or not the city council can legally file for bankruptcy. Add a loony and incompetent mayor to the mix, and it’s going to get quite messy I think.

  3. richard says:

    Carteach, you are indeed right. The Commonwealth provides for avoidance of this via Act 47, but the City would not approve a financial recovery plan.

    Maybe its time to move the capital to State College, Clearfield or Altoona?

  4. Garrett Lee says:

    Moving the capitol to State College would be an interesting disaster, with all the county government stuff going on in Bellefonte 10 miles north. (Not to mention I live in Bellefonte and commute to State College every day – the thought of what that would do to traffic horrifies me.) I think Clearfield is just too small. Altoona might work, though.

  5. N.U.G.U.N. says:

    *two thumbs down* on the above comment.

    And no worries a lot more white run cities will file bankruptcy in the near future. And for all the criticism of the mayor, I do not believe se was the one in office that made the $300 million blunder with the incinerator. But that’s really only half the problem.