The Senate Local Government Committee recently hosted a hearing in Tamaqua to hear testimony from local officials on ways to improve the Pennsylvania Borough Code regarding disputes between Mayors and Borough Councils who enter into litigation, according to State Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

Representatives from the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and Tamaqua officials testified before the Committee to address possible improvements in the Borough Code.

"We all know this has not been just a Tamaqua issue, but an issue that has affected many towns throughout Pennsylvania and has cost taxpayers thousands of dollars over the years," said Argall.

The Argall Report is carried by local cable companies free of charge. The program will air on:

Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Tuesday at 9 p.m.

Comcast in Pottsville (Channel 7) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Reading (Channel 21) and Hamburg (Channel 19) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and every Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Service Electric (Channel 19) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The program is also available on Shen-Heights TV and WLYN TV 35 in Hazelton. Please check local listings for air times.

Senator Argall's report is also available online at www.senatorargall.com http://www.senatorargall.com .