At least one elected official thinks this week's charges against State Rep. John Perzel should lead to sweeping reforms. Gov. Ed Rendell announced yesterday that he will spend the remainder of his time in office pursuing major changes in Harrisburg.
Rendell, who will be out of the office at the end of 2010, said the culture of corruption has hurt his policy agenda and must change.
"We've done great things legislatively [but] get virtually no credit for it because we have a process that's broken," Rendell told reporters at a press conference. "Special interests still dominate the scene here in Harrisburg."
The governor made three specific proposals: campaign finance reform, merit selection for judges, and changing the redistricting process. Below are the details, as described by the Associated Press.