Jan. 26, 2017

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) issued the following statement today after Gov. Tom Wolf announced that SCI Pittsburgh would be the sole state prison to close in 2017:

“The community’s voices were heard. I attended the hearing on Monday, Jan. 23, and was part of the battle cry to keep SCI Retreat open. Our concerns were more than the loss of jobs. The communities impacted by the potential closing would have felt a financial hardship in their schools, sewer authority, businesses and overall tax structure. I am pleased that the governor and Secretary John Wetzel heard our voices and concerns and responded accordingly.”

Representative Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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