The judge in Vince Fumo’s trial has been replaced. Judge Yohn began suffering illness during jury selection and the trial was postponed. Now a new judge has been appointed to get things moving.
Gov. Rendell has frozen paroling of prisoners pending a review of the process. A Philadelphia police officer was killed by a recently paroled prisoner. Of course perhaps the prevalence of guns on the streets due to the inability of the legislature to track traffickers may also be at fault.
Is Wyomissing based Sovereign Bank the next big financial institution to bite the dust? I’m wondering if my meager funds are safe after their stock fell 70% yesterday.
A water and sewer referendum will be on the fall ballot allocating $400 million in borrowing. It would upgrade many crumbling systems. It strikes me as woefully insufficient in a state the size od Pennsylvania. It is a start however. Our crumbling infrastructure needs major attention and could be a way to create jobs and hold off recession.
The DNC has launched a new website for the presidential campaign. “The website features web videos and research on John McCain’s support for the Bush agenda and his promise of more of the same., including McCain bragging about voting for the Bush agenda more than 90 percent of the time and noting that he agrees with President Bush on the transcendent issues of the day. The site also shows President Bush returning the favor, saying he’ll do whatever it takes to help John McCain win and calling him the best candidate to “carry forth his agenda.” Even President Bush knows that John McCain wouldn’t change Bush’s economic policies.”
The Constitution Party is being accused of bait and switch in Pennsylvania because they have replaced their named candidate on their petitions with that of Bob Barr. Barr was not the name they put on nominating petitions they circulated to gain ballot access. Voters are upset.
Former Third CD candidate Steve Porter has been tossed from the ballot as an independent candidate because he helped people fill in his petitions. The law regarding nominating petitions is quite clear and strict: voters must fill in all the information themselves. It’s amazing how many campaigns don’t understand this. If you don’t are you smart enough to be a Congressman? In too many areas of the state the answer is yes.
Gov. Rendell has renewed Pennsylvania’s option for abstinence only sex education. Most states have now opted out of the failed program. In light of recent news this seems an unforgivable lapse of judgment.
The ACLU is saying Pennsylvania Pardons officials are lying to released prisoners, telling them that as convicted felons they cannot vote. They can.
Barack Obama reportedly will campaign in Lancaster tomorrow and Joe Biden will be in Langhorne. Since it seems they are no longer sending me information that’s all I have. Biden is one of those chiefly responsible for allowing predatory lending practices by banks.