How does Pennsylvania’s distressed communities law (Act 47) work?

Jun 24, 2014

There are currently 28 Pennsylvania municipalities in Act 47.

One in a series explaining key terms and concepts of Pennsylvania government.

Pennsylvania's Act 47 – the Municipal Financial Recovery Act guides how the state intervenes when a local government can't pay its bills or debts.

The goal is "recovery" – pursued through a plan developed jointly by state and local players.

Read more and access an interactive map of Act 47 municipalities.