One of the top priorities for lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s Legislative Session that begins today(Monday) is transportation funding. State Rep. Kate Harper says, there’s a reason the issue has languished on the vine, but she believes some type of funding for roads and bridges will get done.
“It’s a long term view and it’s difficult to get House members, like myself, who run every other year, to focus on the long term when you’re never more than six months away from an election. I think people are justifiable nervous, but I actually have faith in the voters that they understand that we have to take care of our infrastructure.”
Harper says, bridges in particular, are too old and need to be replaced. Harper was a guest on the AM-Edition Monday morning with Darryl Berger.
The Author of the book “Keystone Corruption” was a guest on Comment Please By Universt Monday afternoon. Brad Bumstead says, he was inspired to write the book while covering bonusgate trials, which landed a number of legislative leaders in prison.
“Really a hundred years or more of Pennsylvania corruption.”
Bumstead documents misdeeds back more than a century to construction of the Capitol Building itself when he says the misuse of public funds caused the cost to increase from 9 million dollars to 13 million dollars.