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Pa. House passes resolution to study nonprofit social services

By - Last modified: September 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

The state House this week passed a resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study of nonprofit social services agencies.

The goal of the study is to maximize efficiency in the delivery of services, said Bucks County Republican Rep. Scott Petri, the sponsor of the resolution. It will compare the salaries, benefits, administrative expenses and other costs of nonprofits with those in the private sector.

“As vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, I am aware of the need to stretch our state dollars to provide the level of social services that are needed in Pennsylvania,” Petri said.

The commonwealth’s share of funding for the state Department of Public Welfare is about $10.6 billion.

The LBFC will be required to issue its findings and recommendations to increase efficiency and service delivery to the state House Health, Human Services and Appropriations committees by April 2013, according to the resolution.