Corbett Admin. Looking to Enhance Image

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, Jim Cawley says the Corbett Administration will attempt to polish its image. He says, the Administration will make a greater effort to win the public relations battle associated with issues it’s working. Cawley says, Tom Corbett has been unfairly compared to Ed Rendell when it comes to advocating for issues. “For eight years in Pennsylvania we had a show horse and now we have a workhorse. Tom Corbett has always been a very thoughtful, very careful, very introspective person, who felt it was much more important rather than talk about goals, Tom Corbett is about achieving those goals.” Cawley says, the Administration is also committed to more effectively working with the legislature. He cites the recent passage of state store reform in the State House as an example of Corbett’s commitment.

St. Sen Leach Will Run For 13th Congressional Seat

State Senator Daylin Leach, who’s district includes part of Montgomery County has announced he’s running for the 13th Congressional seat. The district is split between Eastern Montgomery County and Philadelphia. The Democrat has launched his campaign before official word that fellow Democrat and incumbent, Allyson Schwartz is going to leave her seat to run for Governor. “Allyson Schwartz is a serious person. I don’t think she talks about running for office as serious as Governor frivolously. I’m acting as if she does and what she means and so I have a lot of work to do and I have to get started on doing it.” Leach called himself the liberal lion of Pennsylvania when launching his campaign Tuesday.

Montco. Rep. Hopes Gov. Makes Right Move on Medicaid

Montgomery County State Rep. Matt Bradford says he hopes Governor Corbett reverses course on expanding the state’s Medicaid Program and folding it into the Obamacare Plan “This is one where the Governor I think elevated his ideology over common sense. Most of the Major state republican Governors have already opted in. You know, whether support Obamacare or not is really besides the point.” Bradford was a guest on Comment Please By Univest on Tuesday on WNPV.

Local Professor: North Korea Not Likely to Start War

Threats against the U-S and its allies and threats of more missile tests continue from North Korea. Political science professor at Gwynedd Mercy College, Josh Weikert says, North Korea’s acts of intimidation point  to do what’s going on internally.

“Most of what we are seeing here is an attempt by
Kim Jong Un to establish his position, sort of reinforce his image in his country because he’s only 30-years-old. He’s only been in power for not nearly two years. In a state like North Korea they depend so much on that kind of charismatic leadership, just because of their autocratic governing system.”

Weikert says, China has been critical of North Korea. China is North Korea’s closet ally. Federal lawmakers, including Senator John McCain are pressuring China to do more to diffuse what McCain says is becoming a serious situation. the U-S has more than 28-thousand troops in South Korea. 

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