State Rep. Believes It’s Time To Increase Gas Tax

With the State in need of transportation funding, local State Rep. Marcy Toepel say, she’ll likely support increasing the State’s wholesale gas tax.

“Our transportation and our transportation infrastructure is in need. The roads and brings need attention.”

Toepel was a guest Thursday on WNPV’S Comment Please By Univest.

Should U-S Break Ties With U-N….One Group Supports The Idea

The head of the John Birch Society, John McManus says the United States is slowly losing its identity, piece by piece to the United Nations. McManus says, he’s not trying to be an isolationist.

“What I am is a non-interventionist, with your son, your daughter and your wallet. If I say it that way, a lot of people will say, oh yeah that’s what I’m for. I don’t want to see my son or my daughter going off to a foreign war somewhere where they’re not even permitted to win.”

McManus says, the U-N is delving out too many orders to the U-S.  McManus will be at the Towamencin Township Firehouse Wednesday night at 7:30 to discuss the issue. McManus was a guest this morning on the AM-Edition with Darryl Berger

Local Congressman Sees More Bipartisanship in D.C.

Most people think of Washington D.C. divided sharply along political lines. But Republican Congressman, Jim Gerlach thinks there is opportunity for some bipartisanship during the months ahead.

“We might see some bipartisanship coming sooner than later on a new farm bill and we may see some cooperation on a up coming transportation bill.”

Gerlach says, Republicans in Congress and the Democratic Administration might be able to find common ground on tax reform.

Castor Passes On Run For Governor

Montgomery County Commissioner, Bruce Castor has decided not to make a gubernatorial run. Despite poor approval ratings for Governor Tom Corbett, a seemingly ripe time for Castor to challenge for the top political job in the state, he says, the demands on his time as a commissioner, lawyer and finding time for family led him to the decision. Castor also says, with strong party support for Corbett, the task would be overwhelming.

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