Gov. Wolf seeks fees for trooper coverage
HARRISBURG >> Another budget season heralds yet another plan to fund Pennsylvania State Police coverage for municipalities that do not have their own dedicated police departments.
In his prior two budget plans, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf put forward a flat $25-per-head fee for those municipalities, but the proposal was dead on arrival with lawmakers.
This time, Wolf is changing things up with a per-capita sliding scale based on population that would range from $8 per person for municipalities with less than 2,000 residents to $166 per person for those with 20,000 or more people.
There are 2,571 municipalities in Pennsylvania. Of them, 1,711
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