House Panel Revives Park Development Idea

June 27, 2016 The Citizens' Voice
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HARRISBURG — House lawmakers are reviving the idea of allowing private developers to build amenities like resort lodges, marinas and golf courses in selected state parks.

This idea has been debated on and off in Harrisburg since the 1990s.

A bill approved by a House committee last week would create a state public-private partnership board to vet and approve proposals from private companies to do state park projects. The board would be similar to one set up several years ago that lets private firms build bridge replacement and other transportation projects.

The Tourism and Recreational Development Committee approved the bill by a 22-4 vote…

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