Sue Paterno is promoting Jake Corman’s reelection. After all, Jake helped recover JoePa’s 409 wins. Maybe Jake should seek the athletic director’s position; let’s not re-elect him to represent our interests. He doesn’t.
He obstructs sufficient state budgeting for health services, education, and infrastructure. He thwarts initiatives important to local communities such as a “pour tax” on alcohol. While such taxing authority is available to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Jake – our Senate president – disingenuously avers there’s no support for extending it, and “those voting for it won’t win re-election.”
A transparent Jake should own he is opposed. Perhaps his opposition correlates with campaign contributions from the hotel and casi- no lobbies.
Jake opposed Marcellus fracking bills. A consequence is an estimated loss of half billion dollars’ severance revenue to the state, and no promotion of renewable energy initiatives. The energy lobbies contributed $8 million to legislators, including $183,000 to Corman. Follow the money from the lobbies - right into Corman’s “representation.”
Currently pending is a “Window to Justice” Bill for sex abuse victims. Yes, Jake opposes again. Jake and the Corman dynasty footprint should not perdure.
Fortunately, we have a fine alternative, in the competent and fresh vision for the 34th, available in candidate Ezra Nanes. Elect him to the senate on Nov. 6th. Talented and energetic, Ezra will work for our regional interests with sensibility and integrity. Senator Nanes will represent us well. – David J. Brown, State College