State Senate OKs restructuring of Port Authority's board
By Tom Fontaine
Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
The state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday to restructure Port Authority of Allegheny County's board of directors.
Approved by a 31-18 vote, the bill would allow the Allegheny County executive to appoint six of 11 members to the board, down from all nine members now. The governor and legislative leaders from each of the four caucuses would appoint the remaining five members.
Board members from the two caucuses in the party opposite from the county executive would have authority to table votes on a range of significant matters, including the hiring of a CEO.
The House approved the measure on Monday in a 203-0 vote. The new appointees will join the board 60 days after the legislation is signed by Gov. Tom Corbett.
Tom Fontaine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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