The Pennsylvania Pension will cost PA taxpayers over $5 billion dollars this year alone. We have to make an adjustment immediately. I believe we need to move towards a 401K Hybrid option that models much of the private industry. However, current state employees with tenure deserve what they have been promised. We can not continue to put taxpayer’s dollars towards a bottomless pension deficit.
We need to take a step back from the standardized testing. We are limiting our teacher’s ability to teach our youth. Rather than focusing on test scores, we need to put the focus back on what really matters and ensure that students are understanding the material and applying what they have learned. In addition, we need to take an in depth look at cyber schools as presently they impact our district’s budgets without providing the same consistent instruction.
I own a gun, I have a permit to carry, and I do so responsibly. I stand against anyone that wants to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. Our Constitution has made this country great and is the reason we are the great nation that we are today. The right to bear arms is an inalienable right and I will fight anyone that tries to take it away from our citizens.
I will fight for our district to make sure Governor Wolf does not raise our taxes as he has proposed. We can not continue to look to taxpayers to fund our government’s inability to cut spending and generate revenue. The answer is not to start with the taxpayers but rather we need to look at other avenues and alternatives first.
Questions? I want to hear from you! It is important to me to listen to the people of my district. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.