HARRISBURG –Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon)offered his support for Lebanon County officials after they filed suit against the Wolf administration today to recover nearly $13 million in federal CARES Act funding the administration is withholding from the county. Ryan released the following statement:
“A pandemic is not a good time to be playing politics with public resources that could be providing a lifeline to Lebanon County and residents in need. The governor retaliated against Lebanon County for reopening county offices and county-run facilities ahead of the governor’s schedule, but state offices were closed, and citizens had nowhere else to go for assistance. For this, the governor punished Lebanon County’s 140,000 residents and businesses by making the county the last in Pennsylvania to enter the “green” phase of reopening. Now he is withholding much-needed federal funding from the county.
“While our citizens are suffering during this pandemic, the governor’s action is not only petty and wrong, it is cruel. Lebanon County leaders are right to pursue legal recourse to correct this situation and secure the funding our county and its citizens need and deserve.”
Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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