My last stop on Tuesday was to Coudersport in Potter County, where I announced that funds for a pilot program to reduce prison recidivism that I had sponsored had passed through committee. This program, which I sponsored throughout the committee process, will find ways to reduce the numbers of repeat offenders that clog our local courts and drain our local governments of needed funds.
I also talked with Commissioners Kefover, Morley, and Heimel about their experiences with Marcellus Shale. We talked about their efforts to bring jobs to Potter and how I can help. As I have on other stops this recess, I explained the great job opportunity that Marcellus Shale presents while urging the need for appropriate safeguards.