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March 22, 2013

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Turnpike Commission member quits

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission member who told a grand jury he did not disclose resort gift certificates he received from an engineering firm said he’s resigning immediately.

Bill Lincoln, a former state Senate Democratic floor leader, said in a Friday statement that he’s no longer able to do the job because of “personal stress” and ongoing health issues.

He didn’t specifically mention last week’s grand jury report that alleged a “pay-to-play” culture at the turnpike commission.

He had served as a turnpike commissioner for eight years after being nominated by former Gov. Ed Rendell.

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