THANKFULLY, state senators left Harrisburg to campaign without repeating the House's mistake of passing House Bill 2224, which would allow local-level officials to sell parks by majority vote. The measure deserves to die with the end of the legislative session and should not be reintroduced.
The House passed this so-called "cash for parks" bill, 197-0. Given its likely negative ramifications, just what could those 197 House members possibly have been thinking?
HB 2224 would short-circuit the existing process for government land sales, which requires approval by county-level Orphan's Courts. Inviting hasty sales of parkland for short-term, one-time gain is shortsighted.