Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Priorities for Pa. lawmakers?


What should be the top priorities for Pa. lawmakers when they return in January?

End stalemate over raising billions needed for road, bridge and transit repairs
  206 (28.9%)
Reform state pension system that threatens to bankrupt Pa.
  253 (35.5%)
Cut taxes, reduce spending further in the next state budget
  208 (29.2%)
Ignore Gov. Corbett's no-new-taxes pledge, and then restore safety-net programs he cut
  210 (29.5%)
Total votes = 712
Elsewhere on the site:
Best choices for Pa. Senate

Letters to the Editor
I am amazed that the commentary by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) about Planned Parenthood's supposed videos of the dismemberment of a fetus and illegal selling of its body parts was printed ("It's time to demand answers of Planned Parenthood," Sunday). Those videos were highly edited by the Center for Medical Progress, an antiabortion group. In July, a New York Times editorial exposed their lies after a years-long attack on Planned Parenthood.
UNTIL THREE years ago, my wife and I were like a lot of immigrants: Drawn to the U.S. by jobs better than what we could find at home, we saw ourselves as outsiders - temporary resident aliens, as the government called us. Even living in Washington, I followed U.S. politics with detachment, the way you'd watch a football game between two schools in states you've never been to. When our friends back home in Canada asked if we planned to stay, we'd shrug and joke about the weather being better.