Harrisburg, Pa. Mayor Linda Thompson and Harrisburg City Controller Dan Miller are in a remarkable confrontation that could virtually shutdown the city. Thompson issued an order to city workers that bar them from speaking directly to the city controller’s office, city council members and the media. Miller responded by giving her an ultimatum: rescind the gag order or he will rescind his payroll signature stamp.
All city payroll checks will have to be printed on paper and sent to the controller’s office for Miller’s signature. Miller insists that the mayor’s order violates Pennsylvania law that provides the city controller have access to all information related to expenditures.
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