State legislators yesterday approved the controversial voter-ID bill which requires voters to present photo identification.
City Council today passed a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Cindy Bass condemning the actions of the State Senate. The resolution was approved 15-2 with nay votes from two of the three Republican Councilmen Brian O’Neill and David Oh.
O’Neill said he did not support the voter-ID bill, but “condemning this is a little strong...too strong for me.”
He added that Council depends on state lawmakers for “a lot and need to have a good relationship.”
Bass described the bill as “a terrible piece of legislation.”
“It’s been a waste of taxpayer dollars, a waste of our legislators time,” Bass said. “I don’t believe this is what we asked when we send folks to Harrisburg. I look forward to it being thrown out in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ... so let the lawsuits begin.”