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Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania can help with recurring flooding

Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 17, 2019
Governor Tom Wolf visited Marietta, Lancaster County, for a walking tour of areas along the Susquehanna River to see how recurring flooding is affecting the area.
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“If we want Pennsylvania to be a great place to live and work, we need to make investments in our communities,” Gov. Wolf said.

“That’s why I’m proposing Restore Pennsylvania because it will help communities of all sizes across the state tackle major, much-needed infrastructure projects.”

Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance.

It also will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.

Restore Pennsylvania would be funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax and will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.