Public Hearing on the Sterling Act and the impact of suburban communities

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Middletown Twp. Municipal Bld.
3 Municipal Way
Langhorne, PA 


10:00 – Opening Remarks 
            Senator Dan Laughlin, Majority Policy Chair
            Senator Frank Farry, Bucks County

10:10 – History of the Sterling Act
            David A. Greene, Executive Director, Local Government Commission – Testimony
            Joseph Pizzo, Bensalem Township, Solicitor – Testimony

10:30 – Individual Taxpayer Impact and Solutions
            Wendi Thomas, Resident, Northampton Township – Testimony
            Matthew Melinson, CPA, State & Local Tax Grant Thornton LLP – Testimony

10:50 – Municipal Impacts and Solutions
            Joseph W Lazzaro, Senior Vice President of Law and Communications. Keystone Collections Group – Testimony
            Robert Pellegrino, Chair, Bucks County Tax Collection Committee – Testimony
            Joseph DiGirolamo, Mayor, Bensalem Township – Testimony

11:20 – Closing Remarks
            Senator Laughlin
            Committee Members


Additional Testimony

Rob Dubow – Testimony

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