November 18, 2008
Pa. gov. pushes use of Welcome Fund
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell wants his state's Convention Center Authority to use the Welcome Fund to generate income for the center, sources said.
Details weren't disclosed but Rendell pressed the issue in a telephone call to CCA board members last week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday.
About 150 Chinese immigrants have placed about $500,000 each in an escrow account for the CCA, but the CCA board has yet to approve participation in the program, the newspaper said.