Fitzpatrick Likes House Plan for Federal Budget
Budget talks are going on in Washington. Local Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick says three very different visions have been laid out.
“The House budget that passed, comes to balance in ten years. The Senate budget, which was passed subsequent to ours, increases taxes by about a trillion dollars. It doesn’t reform any of the spending programs of the Federal Government and never balances. President Obama’s budget raises taxes and increases spending. It adds over eight trillion dollars to the debt and never balances.”
The Republican Rep. voted for the House Budget and says he hopes the final spending plan looks more like that than the other two.
State Rep's Bill Would Allow Judges To Stay Until 75
State Judges are currently required to retire at the age of 70. Montgomery County State Rep.
Kate Harper believes its an unfair and unwise requirement.
"I see no evidence and I'am a lawyer, that judges suddenly become incompetent on their 70th birthday. More importantly, you want wisdom in a judge and life experience helps with wisdom."
Harper hopes to amend the Pennsylvania State Constitution to allow judges to stay on the bench until age 75 through House Bill 79, which she introduced on Monday