Lawmakers to Unveil Legislation to Boost Transparency of PA’s State-Related Universities
WHAT: State Reps. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) and John Maher (R-Allegheny/Washington) will hold a press conference to unveil a package of legislation to boost the transparency and accountability of Pennsylvania’s state-related universities, which receive more than $560 million of taxpayer dollars annually.

The bills would expand Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law and Ethics Act requirements at all four state-related universities, as well as reform the structure of the Penn State Board of Trustees.

Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities are Lincoln University, Penn State, University of Pittsburgh and Temple University.

WHO: Bernstine, Christiana and Maher will be joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale; Jay Paterno, alumni elected member, Penn State Board of Trustees; Anthony P. Lubrano, alumni elected member, Penn State Board of Trustees; Maribeth Roman Schmidt, executive director, Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship; Franco Harris, former Penn State University football player and Pittsburgh Steelers halfback; as well as other transparency advocates and current and former members of the Penn State University Board of Trustees.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Capitol Media Center
8 East Wing, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Available at, and

Media contact: Abbey Haslam, 717.260.6222,
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