Taxpayers to give additional $3M to Lancaster convention center

Retiring Sen. Gib Armstrong – mostly in the news these days for noting how large Pennsylvania’s growing budget shortfall is – has promised to deliver $3 million in additional taxpayer funding to the Lancaster convention center. The convention center gets the additional funding as a reward for its enormous cost overruns.

While voters will get a chance to vote on new water and sewer bonds, they don’t get a say in whether their money should be used for this corporate welfare scheme. Hmmm… I wonder why Pennsylvania has a budget deficit to begin with.