Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rep or Roadblock?

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rep or Roadblock?

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I am a constituent of the 12th Legislative District and a supporter of two proposed legislative bills languishing in State Government Committee. House Bill 722 seeks to end gerrymandering and create fair, competitive, statewide elections. HB 39 proposes a gift ban to restrict the practice of Pennsylvania politicians receiving gifts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from lobbyists. Both bills have bipartisan support; HB 39 was introduced by a conservative Republican who is a member of the committee where these bills are sitting.

My representative, Daryl Metcalfe (Republican), is the chair of this committee. For the past two months, I have been calling Mr. Metcalfe's Cranberry office and asking to schedule a meeting with him. …

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