‘OUR REGION’S BEST INTEREST’
A recent CDT series and Bill Mahon’s opinion piece described the taxpayers’ burdens caused by alcohol over-consumption in our region. Yet rather than helping his constituents alleviate this problem through appropriate legislation, Senator Jake Corman has exacerbated it.
Specifically his recent mailing boasts, “Jake worked with both parties to break the decadeslong prohibition of expanded liquor sales and allow grocery and convenience stores to sell beer and wine.” Despite repeated requests, he has failed to support legislation permitting areas like ours to tax alcohol.
State senator candidate Ezra Nanes understands the effect that readily available alcohol and temporary populations have on municipalities like ours. Their often excessive alcohol use places high demands on our infrastructure and services, and thus an unfair burden on real estate taxpayers. Ezra supports authorizing municipalities like ours to self-determine the best way to generate revenue required to pay for these services, as Philadelphia and Allegheny County already have.
Please join me in voting to elect Ezra Nanes as our state senator. It’s in our region’s best interest to do so.
– Donna S. Queeney,
State College, PA