Pa. House spends $445,000 for 2 meeting rooms, but conservatives said it was needed

By: The Patriot-News

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives spent nearly $500,000 to allow it to do more of what government does a lot: hold meetings.

That money was used to renovate two old courtrooms that had been sitting vacant for over a decade and transform them into large meeting rooms to accommodate more than two dozen House committees.

While spending that money at a time when Pennsylvanians are hurting from the pandemic may raise some eyebrows, even fiscal conservatives such as House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster County, finds it to be money well spent.

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