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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lawmakers to Game Commission :
Make Changes or Resign

Governor Tom Corbett and several high-ranking state lawmakers -- including Senator Joe Scarnati and Representative Marty Causer -- are demanding that members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission make changes or resign.

They sent a letter today to commission president Bob Schlemmer saying the agency should rescind an agreement to pay former executive director Carl Roe $220,000, and that William Capouillez should not be named as Roe’s successor.

Capouillez has drawn scrutiny for work negotiating oil and gas leases for private landowners with companies he dealt with as a Game Commission employee.

In a joint statement, Scarnati and Causer said, "The Game Commission Board of Commissioners has promptly responded to our letter and agreed to implement our recommendations. The public’s trust must be restored and we are ready and willing to work with the Board of Commissioners to ensure the best interests of our sportsmen and sportswomen are served."

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