It is currently Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:20 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Welcome to Talkback 27!
This is your forum to comment on current affairs and news stories.
The comments you make here may be used on our television newscasts.
If you wish, you may also leave your thoughts on our telephone feedback line.
That number is (717) 265-8527.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Senate's top Republican blasts Governor
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:32 pm
Posts: 5754
Governor Tom Corbett and Senate Pro Temp Joe Scarnati are on the same Republican team. But they're not on the same page. That became clear after a Tuesday morning Scarnati press conference where the Senate leader threw cold water on many Corbett proposals or expected proposals.

Corbett will unveil his plan to privatize liquor stores on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Scarnati, once again, said that's not a priority for him, and he's not sure it's a good idea. Scarnati would rather modernize the current state store system than privatize it.

"In my rural area, I continue to say, 'Who wants to come and have a license in Brockway, Pa. or Reynoldsville, at a store that loses money? Who's gonna buy that license?'"

Less than a week before Corbett's February 5 budget address, Scarnati also signaled that his caucus had enough of cuts to schools and social services.

"We initially cut into the fat, then cut through the muscle, and we are in bone. For a lot of these programs, any further cuts will have significant impacts to real people."

Scarnati also questions letting Camelot manage the Pennsylvania Lottery, which would expand gaming to the internet and keno games in bars and restaurants. He says lawmakers and casinos have legitimate gripes with how the deal's going down.

"We think we have some legislative authority here," Scarnati said. "And we have a commitment to the gaming industry that's invested millions of dollars here."

It's rumored that Corbett wants to link transportation funding to liquor store privatization. Scarnati hates that idea and says it will only slow down much-needed and much delayed fixes to roads and bridges.

"I think that is showing bad faith. Quite frankly, I think people are sick of Washington style politics, and I'm not gonna play the game. I want transportation done. It should rise and fall on its own merits."

Scarnati also doubts whether the governor, as expected, can reduce future pension benefits for current state workers and public school teachers. He says that will merely end in lawsuits that will cost the state dearly.

In concluding, Scarnati blasted the Corbett administration for failing to communicate its priorities with lawmakers and for keeping the legislature out of the loop.

"Any of us legislators that pick up one of your articles and read something that's news, that's a little disturbing to me. We really don't need to have personalities or communications people causing problems. We need to have good, solid working together."


1st of all..We love Dennis Owens articles
Joe Scarnati does not want to lose his job like Corbett is going too..Thats the only reason he is saying these things things

_________________

The Husband & I hold hands as we walk home in the darkness
We know our path
We know who the machine is
We hear the sounds
We are headed home


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Senate's top Republican blasts Governor
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:31 pm
Posts: 6244
Dancer wrote:
Thats the only reason he is saying these things things

Oh! So that's that's the reason reason he's saying saying these things things.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Senate's top Republican blasts Governor
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:34 am
Posts: 3848
Vic wrote:
Dancer wrote:
Thats the only reason he is saying these things things

Oh! So that's that's the reason reason he's saying saying these things things.

~~GEZZ if he was democrat he'd be saying them because their true. she can't give a repub. credit even when she agreees right or wrong :lol: :lol:

_________________
"AMERICANS Used To ROAR Like LIONS For LIBERTY,- NOW They BLEAT Like SHEEP For SECURITY."- ~~ Norman Vincent Peale-______ ~~ COPS ARRIVE IN TIME TO DRAW CHALK LINES , ~~~IT'S UP TO YOU TO SEE THE OUTLINE ISN'T AROUND YOU ~~.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Senate's top Republican blasts Governor
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:05 am
Posts: 684
Dancer certainly has his finger on the pulse......


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group