Friday, December 28, 2007

Luzerne County

In the never ending saga that is called the Luzerne County government fiscal mismanagement some discipline has been imposed from above. The state Department of Public Welfare audit has convinced Skrep and the rest to terminate the contract with PA Child Care owners of the juvenile detention center in Pittston rather than risk losing millions of dollars in state funding.

The state objected to paying a hefty profit to the owners of the facility for what is a basic government function.

The lesson is you don't outsource a public responsibility to enrich your friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you think that if they had gotten their hands on that 93 million dollars that they would have terminated the lease, or would they have just silently paid for another year with borrowed money in hopes that no one would notice?