NEW CASTLE —
NEW CASTLE —
Should we even bother to have an election in November? By some accounts, maybe the results of some contests are already in.
There is so much to say, but so little time to say it.
By the time you read this, Gov. Tom Corbett may have signed the state budget. Or, he may have done nothing. Or, he may have vetoed it.
There is some momentum in Harrisburg to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania Legislature. Although there has been talk for years about eliminating House and Senate districts, the idea has not progressed very far in the Legislature.
When Tom Corbett took over as governor three years ago, Pennsylvania faced a budget deficit. In the previous year he signed a no-tax pledge, and thus refused to raise taxes to close the budget hole.
Taxpayers often complain that their complaints to government officials tend to fall on deaf ears. It isn’t really a matter of officials not listening or caring, but whether they can really do much about solving the issues that citizens complain about.
Going into Tuesday’s primary election, you had a good idea as to who would win the Democratic nomination for governor. That is, if you believe the public opinion polls.
The gubernatorial race has been the main focus for Tuesday’s primary in Pennsylvania, but there are other contests.
In 10 days, Democratic voters will nominate a candidate to run against Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall.
I’m not a politician and I don’t play one even in my dreams. So I don’t know why politicians think the way they do. If I were in some of their situations, I would definitely act differently.