Petersburg Pilot -

By Ben Muir 

Assembly approves D.C. trip to lobby Petersburg priorities


December 21, 2017

The borough assembly on Monday approved a trip to Washington, D.C., where two Petersburg representatives will advocate for its federal priorities. The trip puts the borough over its travel budget by nearly $5,000, a point of dispute members had before voting.

The borough on Monday scheduled a trip to D.C. for the end of January 2018. The borough manager and mayor will spend about three days in meetings with lawmakers trying to advocate for federal money for Petersburg.

Kurt Wohlhueter began his discussion -- and later repeated it -- on the benefit of lobbying in person.

“I think it’...

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