It's a clear field for Rapid Edward and Number 88 in the primary. There are a few minor party candidates that may be on the ballot if they can get 67,000 signatures but that's another subject. I'm disappointed that there is not a choice in May especially on the Republican side. But the race is on statewide and locally. Being good Irishmen both candidates will be in the St. Patricks Day Parade in Scranton on Saturday and the Governor is the Honorary Grand Marshall of the Wilkes-Barre parade on Sunday.
The Gov was in our neck of the woods yesterday talking about property tax relief again.
PITTSTON: Rendell visited the home of Collette Orlando, an elderly widow who lives on James Street in Pittston. The governor said his latest plan to use slot machine revenue for property-tax relief would lower Orlando's school property tax bill from $902 to $101.
Bert and Catherine Richards, an elderly couple from Pittston, would see their school property tax bill go from $958 to $148, Rendell said. ...."We're so close to the finish line, but we can't seem to reach the tape," Rendell said.
All I can say is get it done. This issue has been simmering for 30 years. If you can take Barbara Hafer out of the Senate race and pull Joe Hoeffel back from the Lt. Gov. contest you should be able to get your signature issue passed by the Legislature. Crack some heads or as the old saying goes "shit or get off the pot."
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