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Pennsylvania Game Commission Won't Renew Controversial Contract

Facing scrutiny from state lawmakers, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said it will not renew a controversial contract it signed late last year with a politically connected lobbying firm.

Spotlight PA revealed the existence of the agency’s contract with Allegheny Strategy Partners, a lobbying firm run by former state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, in February. The commission defended the agreement as an effort to help it improve its relationship with the legislature.

In a letter to several Republican senators this week, the commission’s executive director, Bryan Burhans, said he de...


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