Longtime State lawmaker Bob Godshall hopes to be able to vote for a bill this week to raise money for road and bridge repair and mass transit funding. The 53rd District State Rep. says a less expensive bill than the two and a half billion dollar package passed by the State Senate is likely to be voted on in the House.
“Every traffic violation would have a hundred dollars added on and that didn’t find a lot of favorable people in the House to push that, so that will probably be coming out.”
Godshall says, a transportation funding bill is desperately needed is this part of the state.
The problems with the Affordable Care Act continues to be a source of frustration for potential participants, lawmakers and people who were already insured. The latest problem, aside from the website, Health.gov, is the cancellation of insurance policies. Bucks County Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick has taken action with a proposal called “ The Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013”, which he co-sponsored. The measure passed in the House Friday afternoon, 261 to 157. 39 Democrats voted for the Act.
“Essentially just says, the President made a promise. He’s acknowledged it and apologized that he’s having a difficult time keeping it. The promise is that if you have a policy you like you could keep it. If he can’t live up to that commitment, we’re going to help him do it.”
Fitzpatrick, a guest on WNPV's AM Edition Friday morning, says 5 million people have received termination notices from their insurance companies stating that their plan no longer fits the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The measure now heads to the Senate, where it’s not likely to get the same reception.
State Rep. Bob Godshall weighs in on the resignation of Montco. G.O.P Committee Chairman, Bob Kerns, over allegations he allegedly sexually assaulted a women in October after a G.O.P dinner. Godshall says, it’s an unfortunate situation, but he adds, the party needs to move forward in finding a new chairman.
“It’s the 4th of December of all the committee people at Westover in West Norriton Township. Whether we find someone who will be temporary or fulltime, I don’t know at this point.”
Godshall was a guest on Comment Please By Univest Friday afternoon.
He has not been charged or arrested, but Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman, Robert Kerns, has resigned as Chairman over allegations that he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman following a G.O.P dinner in October. So far, the woman that Kerns allegedly assaulted has not come forward and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office is not commenting. Kerns’ resignation will take effect Friday. Kerns has been Chairman since 2008. Kerns is a partner in a law firm located in Upper Gwynedd Township.