Wolf Announces Replacement Of Port Authority Board Member Involved In Mysterious Political Committee
Robert Kania, a Port Authority of Allegheny County board member and Republican donor, is registering Americans Against Socialism with state election officials – four months after 90.5 WESA first reported on the group’s failure to disclose its activities, and within a day of a Washington D.C. activist group’s call for an investigation of the matter.
Despite the move, Gov. Tom Wolf removed him from the transit agency’s board Thursday afternoon.
Costa sat on the Port Authority board with Kania, and had been defeated by Innamorato in the Democratic primary that spring. But Americans Against Socialism had not filed a registration statement or financial-disclosures concerning its donors or expenditures, as required by state law.
It did so this week, shortly after Washington D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability called on county elections officials to investigate, citing WESA’s reporting.