Congressman Says Govt. Can Save Billions in travel Expenses

Bucks County Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick says the government needs to start cutting back on its travel expenses. Fitzpatrick has crafted a bill called
“Stay in Place Cut The Waste"….. Fitzpatrick says the key to cutting expenses is through video conferencing.

“And what it would do is cut 50 percent of government agency travel and replace it with video conferencing. The savings in one years would be 5 billion dollars. Over a ten year period we’re talking about 50 billion dollar savings during the budget cycle.”

Fitzpatrick was a guest on the AM-Edition Friday Morning

State Rep. Calls Issuance of Same Sex Licenses an Overreach

Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens says he doesn’t oppose gay marriage, but he does not support Montgomery County’s issuing licenses to gay couples. He says, the county could get caught up in a lawsuit.

“If there is litigation, I would hope that the county taxpayers don’t have to foot that bill because of this aggressive overreach, in my mind, by the Register of Wills.

Stephens says, it’s dangerous to elected officials to pick and choose which laws they will or will not abide by.

Montco Congressman Wants to Delay Part of Obama-Care

Congressman Jim Gerlach wants to delay the individual mandate under Obama-Care. The 6th District Republican voted for a bill to delay the individual mandate for a year, just as the administration plans to do for employers with more than 50 workers.

“The fact that they’re talking about hiring 20-thousand new navigators, available to help people navigate through this new bureaucratic mess, should tell you how difficult it’s going to be for individuals to try to comply and employers try to comply.”

Gerlach was a guest on Tuesday’s Comment Please By Univest Program on WNPV.

Leach Cites Recent Case For Support of Safe Harbor Bill

The recent revelation of a prostitution ring allegedly carried out by Florencio Martinez is an example of whatState Senator, Daylin Leach is trying combat with his Safe Harbor Bill.

“Not only are we trying to stop the activities by making it easier to catch people like Mr. Martinez, but to help young women and girls should not be treated like criminals. They should be given help and a chance to escape. They should be given services and putting them in the criminal justice system doesn’t help. We need to pass this bill.

Martinez, according to court documents, would pick up girls  and women of all ages and ethnicities in Philadelphia and Norristown at bus stops and trains stations and use them for a week by prostituting them in Montgomery and surrounding counties. Martinez is in the u-s on a passport. He was arraigned on Saturday and charged with over 100 counts relating to prostitution. Martinez lives in Perkiomen Township.

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