The Pennsylvania Association of Tourism Companies (PAPT) has called on its members to support a petition asking for the governor’s resignation over a $100,000 payment made by a private equity firm to state tourism officials, according to a report from Business Insider.
The PAPT, which has its headquarters in Pennsylvania, has long been at the forefront of protecting the state’s tourism industry, and has pushed for better access to the state and the US.
In November, PAPt’s executive director, John A. Moulton, said that while PAPTs role is “important,” it has been “slow to see the results of the actions” that the group has taken in the past year.
Moulton added that the PAPTS call for Gov.
Tom Corbett’s resignation follows a report that the state had paid a private investor $100 million to buy a $1.5 million home in Pennsylvania.
Corbett was elected in 2010 and took office in January 2017.
He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in connection with the purchase of the home, but the state has been trying to get him to resign over the payments.