Governor Corbett paid a visit to Willow Grove Thursday night. It’s part of his Promises Kept re-election campaign. Political insider, Doctor Terry Madonna says, Corbett made multiple cuts to education, but a transportation funding bill could revitalize his administration in the eyes of the public.
“I think they’re getting close from sources in Harrisburg to a transportation bill. The question is will it be big enough and the big debate is over something called prevailing wage and whether that wage is suspended for construction jobs up to a 100,000 dollars.”
Madonna adds, Corbett also has to contend with an out of control pension system that is in a 50 billion dollar deficit.
The race for Commissioner in Hatfield Township is heating up. Republican incumbent, Tom Zipfel, is looking for another term.
“The next couple of years in particular we’re going to refocus our attention to our roadways again. We have just not had the financial ability to put as much money toward our roadways as would have liked to.”
Zipfel has been the president of the Commissioners for the last three years. He says, the Commissioners have been getting along much better compared to the past, but there is unrest stirring. Mark Baskin is running for Commissioner in the 4th ward.
“How can the Township ask us, as residents, when we do upgrades on our house, to abide by the code, and they don’t abide by the code. This creates a double standard.”
Baskin, a PennDot consultant, is running on the Democratic ticket. Baskin and Zipfel were guests on AM Edition Friday morning with Darryl Berger.
In Tuesday’s elections, the G.O.P. swept the North Penn school board. President, Vince sherpinsky says, keeping taxes down was key.
“We’ve able to keep taxes down for homeowners in the district for 16 years and they didn’t forget it. I you want to see how things are done, you come to North Penn, we’ll show you how it’s done the right way.”
Sherpinsky was voted in to a 5th term. Lansdale Mayor, Andy Szekely retained his office.
“I was able to get out there and meet the voters. It was a good night for weather and the voters came out and things went well.”
Democratic challenger, Doug Dipasquale says, he still cares, despite coming up short
“If anyone wants to contact me for anything, I’ll be ready to take their call. I care about the Lansdale and know this place inside and out.”
North Wales has a new Mayor as Republican challenger, Greg D’angelo beat Democratic incumbent, Doug Ross. D’angelo appreciates the support from members of the community who cast a ballot for him.
“I was out in the community and I believe the voters came and supported me, for that I just want to thank them.”
Republicans swept the contested races in Hatfield borough. Mayor Robert Kaler will serve another term. In Hatfield Township, Commissioner Chairman, Tom Zipful holds on to his Ward 4 seat.
Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and many of his colleagues continue to be in disbelief at the level of incompetence and misinformation involving the entire Affordable Health Act. Toomey says, Senator Ron Johnson is crafting a measure to allow people to keep their insurance
“And it would simply codify the promise the President made repeatedly. It would simply says, if you had insurance, prior to December 31st, 2013, you can keep that insurance.”
Toomey was a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning with Darryl Berger.