Lawmakers Could Spare Hampton
The city of Hampton is getting a second chance.
At a public meeting Thursday night, residents of the troubled city in Bradford County convinced state lawmakers to give them four weeks to straighten things out.
Hampton has been in disarray since mayor Barry Moore was arrested in November on a drug charge. Since then a state audit found widespread misuse of public funds. Every city employee has since quit their job.
State Senator Rob Bradley and Representative Charles Van Zant said they will still file a bill at the statehouse to dissolve Hampton city government, but if significant progress is made in restructuring the city in the next four weeks, they will withdraw the bill.
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