Solomon: PA One reforms will save taxpayer dollars

HARRISBURG, Sept. 30 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., who is chairman of PA One, announced that leaders in the General Assembly approved a study on reforms that PA One recommended to save costs and streamline services within state government operations.

“The purpose of these reforms is to enable our government to operate more efficiently, conserve taxpayer resources and promote an ethic of reform,” Solomon said. “After two decades, I’m thrilled to finally see these reforms coming to Pennsylvania.”

The reforms being studied include merging services for in-house printing, messenger services and bulk purchasing. Typically, these services are split along party lines with each party awarding contracts to different vendors.

 “Yesterday’s approval to direct the study of the reforms signals that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support meaningful reforms that make lasting improvements to our commonwealth,” Solomon said.

The study will be completed within the year.

PA One members include:

  • Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila.
  • Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton
  • Rep. Thomas Mehaffie, R-Dauphin
  • Rep. Joseph Ciresi, D-Montgomery
  • Rep. Pamela DeLissio, D-Phila./Montgomery
  • Rep. Steven Malagari, D-Montgomery
  • Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Allegheny
  • Rep. Christopher Quinn, R-Delaware
  • Rep. Christopher Rabb, D-Phila.
  • Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester
  • Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver, R-Snyder/Northumberland
  • Rep. Meghan Schroeder, R-Bucks
  • Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Montgomery/Chester
  • Rep. Wendi Thomas, R-Bucks
  • Rep. Kathleen Tomlinson, R-Bucks
  • Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester