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PA Privatization and Innovation Advisory Council Holds First Meeting

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation, made up of unpaid private sector volunteers, held its first meeting and heard presentations about successful public-private partnerships in Indiana.

The council members heard from Cris Johnston, deputy chief of staff to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, who have extensive experience in executing successful public-private partnerships, among others.

When Gov. Corbett created the advisory council last fall, he said Pennsylvania needs to evaluate where it can provide better services to residents at an efficient cost by examining potential privatization, public-private partnerships or managed-competition opportunities to streamline government and reduce costs to taxpayers