2011-10-06 / Local & State

Corbett Appoints Panel To Study Privatization

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – As Gov. Tom Corbett looks to cut spending and the size of government in Pennsylvania, he'll look to recommendations from a new group he's creating.

Corbett's office said Thursday that he has formed the Governor's Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation.

He says the idea is to explore whether any functions now performed by state government can be done better and more cheaply by the private sector.

The 24-member group includes some prominent Republicans, including Republican National Committeeman Bob Asher, Allegheny County GOP chairman Jim Roddey and two former members of Congress, Bob Walker and Melissa Hart.

It also includes a range of business executives or representatives of business advocacy groups. The members are unpaid volunteers and will meet continuously without an ending date.

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