The race for commissioner in Hatfield Township’s second ward will be to watch next Tuesday when voters cast their ballots.
“The Board in the past, I don’t really know this personally from my own experiences, but there was a lot of infighting going on and I know they’ve worked on clearing that up and working together again, I just want to be a part of that process.”
That’s Marvin Morris, running on the Democratic ticket. Morris says he’s heard from potential voters that say Hatfield Township is becoming overdeveloped and that traffic is a growing problem.
Bob Rodgers, a Republican candidate for commissioner says, if elected, his top priority will be the Township’s financial wellbeing.
“We need to look how we spend money and we need to prioritize that and we need to put our Police and Fire Department at the very top of the list.”
Rodgers and Morris were guests on the AM Edition Thursday morning.
State lawmakers are ready to deliver the governor a series of child protection laws by the end of November to protect children from predators. Bucks County State Representative, Kathy Watson, put together several of the bills.
“One of my ideas is that we would create a little kind of written vignette that you could go to maybe on the DPW website. They describe the whole situation. What should you do if you’re the neighbor or you’re the person in the supermarket or where ever you might be or wherever this fits. What would you, would call child line or would you call the police.”
Watson also wants to start a public relations campaign, involving businesses and companies to bring more awareness to protecting children.
Governor Corbett’s approval ratings continue to be a problem as he looks for another term in office. A Franklin and Marshall College poll shows members of his own party are indifferent and non-supportive of his candidacy.
“Only 34 percent of Republicans rate his performance as excellent or good. We asked an additional question of Republican voters whether the Governor should stand aside so that another Republican could run in his place in 2014 and 44 percent of Republican voters say he should step aside.”
Franklin and Marshall’s Dr. Terry Madonna, a frequent guest on WNPV says just 42 percent believe Corbett should run again. Madonna also says, recent comments by the governor over the issue gay marriage likely dropped his approval ratings. Corbett compared gay marriage to a brother and sister marrying during a t-v interview in Harrisburg.
An attorney for 32 years, Steve Tolliver has practiced law
throughout the region in a variety of legal settings. Tolliver now looks to take his experience to the next level in a run for judge in Montgomery County. Tolliver says, moving along cases will be a priority if he’s elected
“Set good schedules to complete discovery and move the case along and prepare it for trial, so we don’t long cases and trials that languish for 10 or 12 years.”
Tolliver was a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning