Thursday, March 24, 2016

Amen to that, Dan!

From State Representative Dan Miller's latest newsletter:

Campaign Finance Reform I am co-sponsoring House Bill 50 which mirrors federal campaign law in placing contribution limits on municipal and statewide candidates in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is currently one of only 12 states with no limits on campaign contributions, allowing too much potential for special interests to influence elections. Public officials need to be accountable to voters, not large campaign donors. 

Dan writes that Harrisburg is broken. I believe that Mt. Lebanon is broken. Zone 1, which includes Virginia Manor, had the highest count of deer killed on private property. As I have said repeatedly, I am not rich enough to hate deer. Then we have those pushing for more toxic turf fields.  I am too poor to want toxic turf fields too. Our commissioners seem to respond to special interest groups only or those who can contribute to political campaigns. Remember this?  And this?

We definitely need to get behind House Bill 50.

3 comments:

Jason Margolis said...

You are 'right on' here. It is dirty; the more money, the more dirt.

Additionally, the more "appealing" (of RTK decisions) they municipality does, the less "appealing" they become. Even many of the deer haters believe that the government should be transparent and open, about both the process and product of their decisions.

Anonymous said...

You know it isn't all wealth that is driving deer hate. We must acknowledge misinformation and entitlement. In fact, a Lebo deer hater was profiled in the Trib today as an individual of retirement age who does not have enough money to stop working. So there's that...

Jason Margolis said...

Good point -- entitlement and money don't always go together...