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Pa. Senate holding second hearing on Harrisburg's debt

By - Last modified: November 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

The state Senate Local Government Committee will hold its second hearing today on Harrisburg's incinerator debt, which reportedly is more than $340 million.

When the capital city entered the state’s Act 47 program for distressed municipalities in December 2010, the incinerator debt was $288 million.

Today’s hearing, scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m., is slated to run throughout the day. PCN will air it live online. There also is a link on the committee’s website.

The committee’s agenda will include testimony from current city and Dauphin County officials, former members of the Harrisburg Authority, including past chairman James Ellison, and various advisers and other professionals that helped facilitate financial transactions.

Former city receiver David Unkovic, the fiscal overseer who developed the court-approved recovery plan for Harrisburg, is expected to testify at the end of the hearing.