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By Ben Muir 

14,600-acre Petersburg land bill passes House, Senate, and awaits for the Governor's signature


Liz Cabrera

The Petersburg Borough is a signature away from increasing its state land grant from 1,400 acres to more than 14,600, as legislation was passed on the last day of session in May, said Liz Cabrera, who is the Petersburg community development director.

"This is a really big deal for Petersburg," Cabrera said. "If the bill didn't get passed on that day, we would have to wait until next January to take it up again. It was kind of on the 11th hour."

The bill passed through the House and Senate without changes and is now on its way to Gov. Walker's office, Cabrera said.

"The fact that we got it...

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