$380K spent on Harrisburg bankruptcy fight
HARRISBURG, Pa. - January 9, 2012 (WPVI) -- The legal fight between Harrisburg's mayor and city council over the cash-strapped capital's finances has already cost taxpayers more than $350,000.
So far the city council, Mayor Linda Thompson, Dauphin County and state officials have spent $380,000 fighting over a bankruptcy petition filed by the council.
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the council's attorney has submitted a bill for $90,000 while the mayor's office spent $120,000.
A federal judge has blocked the council's bankruptcy petition but the council is appealing those decisions.
More than $300 million in debt tied to an incinerator renovation project prompted the failed bankruptcy filing and a state takeover of the city's finances.
Information from: The Patriot-News, http://www.pennlive.com/patriotnews
harrisburg, pennsylvania, bankruptcy, local/state
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