Too Much Time on Their Hands
This is truly one of the most asinine things I have seen come out of the State Legislature in a while. Let that sink in for a second.
State Reps. Bill Kortz (D- Allegheny) and Rep. Marc Gergely (D-Allegheny) are encouraging school districts that have been hurt by the nearly $1 billion reduction in education spending to join together in a class action suit against Gov. Tom Corbett to get funding increased.
Kortz and Gergely are visiting school boards throughout their areas encouraging them to join in the class action lawsuit. According to Kortz, the South Allegheny school board already has approved a resolution to join in any such suit.
So our state is in a financial black hole, unemployment is sky-high, and we need desperately to attract jobs, and two of our state reps are pandering to their local school boards to get them to join a lawsuit that will both cost a fortune and go nowhere. Lovely.
Of course, if you listen to the pro-tax crowd, they’ll tell you that “the people” have turned on Gov. Corbett and the Republicans’ “draconian” budget cuts. And Moms, too–Moms especially hate mean old Tom and his mean old fiscal conservatism. Because it’s For The Kids.
Thanks to a boost in popularity among women voters in the state, Gov. Tom Corbett is receiving a positive job approval rating, according to a poll released Thursday morning.
The Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters shows the governor is receiving a 50-32 percent approval rating, his best score so far.
Women give Mr. Corbett a 45-34 percent approval, a turnaround from an Aug. 3 survey in which 37 percent disapproved and 41 percent approved. Men approve 55-30 percent, compared to 51-31 percent in the previous poll.
Maybe that whole idea of the consent of the governed is finally catching on. Too bad Marc Gergely and Bill Kortz can’t recognize it.