Representative Jim Marshall getting sworn into office (2019) / photo via Facebook

State Representative Jim Marshall (R-Beaver,Butler) has been named chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee.

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai announced Marshall’s appointment today for the 2019-20 Legislative Session in a statement to reporters.

House committees study bills to determine which proposals will go to the full House. They also interface with citizens and interest groups during the legislative process, and act as a topic-focused resource for other House members.

“Through public hearings and voting meetings, committee chairs lead the way by vetting proposed solutions to the serious issues and challenges facing Pennsylvania,” Turzai said.

Marshall’s appointment as Gaming Oversight chairman comes as Mount Airy Casino has an application pending with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to build a casino in Big Beaver Borough.

Representative Marshall could not be immediately reached for comment.

See Also:

PA Gaming Control Board Investigating Mount Airy Founder – Proposed Beaver County Casino Still Needs State Approval

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John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

Looks like Mr Marshalls pockets will now have a little more weight to them! Who was that guy that used to call $ from B.I.G walking around money (WAM) ……?………starts with a V……..Oh no matter really Mungo is prolly not even in the ballpark on this one. Anywho onward and upward for the new year Mr Marshall…..do their bidding……..see what Mungo did there?!?

bobby boom boom
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bobby boom boom

Nice. You put someone, anyone, into any committee chair that has a related business in the process of coming into their district. If this doesn’t define “transparency”, what does? because any idiot can see how this is a bit questionable.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Who is going to have oversight on Marshall?

Raven
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Raven

Yes, no farmer Brown to watch for the fox who is now in charge of the hen house. Geeze Jimmy, you are becoming so predictable.

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

Well, it’s not all on Rip Van Marshall. God knows he doesn’t have that much pull to push his way into a chair position. Maybe he slept his way in. As in zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

This is Mike Turd-zai’s doing. Pick a faithful soldier, put him in place and tell him what he will decide and how he will decide it. Jim won’t decide where to sit without the party broker’s telling him. And to think, MT was looking to be governor. Because the GOP is SO much better than the Dems, right? Riiiigggghhhht.

Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

The only thing that would be a bigger friggin coincidence is if they decided to name a citizens advisory board on gaming ethics and it’s effects on communities impacted by proposed gaming establishments….and then named Veon as the chairman.

Back in the good old days, corruption took place in the back rooms of social clubs when politicians and cronies would gather and plot the future. Money arrangements would be made and the taxpayers would be screwed as they watched their tax dollars be consumed by the machine of political corruption. They knew it went on but only saw the results of it. Today they’ve become so bold that they skip the back rooms and do it right in front of us, in their offices, during public meetings, wherever is convenient to more expeditiously move those tax dollars into their personal accounts and to those of the cronies who will take care of them later in life.

There is no recall election ability in Pennsylvania. Those who are elected to enforce the laws are all in on it so they are all collectively saying to you, Beaver County residents, “Fuck You – whatcha gonna do about it?”

Can someone ‘splain to me why you vote for these people and why you’ve continued to vote for some of them over and over again?

Raven
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Raven

Well said, Accordingtome. Follow Marshall and his “family ties” and links to Courthouse politics. I’m surprised they don’t publish a weekly newsletter praising all their subterfuge.

equalizer13
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equalizer13

We must keep this in the familia Joey. The politicians and police are in our pockets like so many nickels. Me familia, su familia and fucka dem taxpayers. So many fools. 2019 is going to be an eye opener for you all. Grand jury should be laying it all out soon. happy New Year Beaver County Shithole!

FUBAR
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FUBAR

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
FUBAR!