Friday, October 31, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Priorities for Pa. lawmakers?

READER POLL

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
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