Visiting Pike, Corbett Confident
He Can Close Election Poll Gap
PALMYRA — Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, is confident that he is closing the gap in the polls in his bid to win re-election. Corbett was keynote speaker at the Pike County Republican Committee Annual Fall Dinner held at Paupack Hills Country Club in Palmyra Township last week.
Earlier this month, a poll showed Corbett behind by 17 percent, but a poll last week showed the gap is only 7 percent. If he loses the General Election to Democrat Tom Wolf, Corbett would be the first incumbent governor in decades to lose. Wolf has been outspending Corbett, but Corbett is banking that voters recognize his strong suit, which he says is his accomplishments and ability to keep campaign promises.
Those accomplishments and some of the promises include eliminating the state budget deficit, promoting job creation, attracting enough business into the state to strengthen the economy, lowering unemployment, balancing the state budget, getting legislators to approve the state budget on time; fixing highways, roads, and bridges; developing energy independence, and making government smaller and more efficient.
Corbett said, “I am making tough decisions and because of that, I might not get re-elected, but I am doing the right things.” His wife Sue said, “My husband is not a good politician, but he is a good governor.”
Corbett noted that his energy policy was controversial, but the state is now more energy independent that before. Property taxes in the state are lower than either New York or New Jersey on average. Pennsylvania had not increased state income tax in four years. Corbett also noted that his state employee pension policy is also controversial. He wants trims and solutions that won’t bankrupt the state for future generations. That policy has prompted some unions to strongly oppose him... for complete story, get this week's issue.
Garden Club To Light Up “Welcome To Milford Sign”
MILFORD — At Milford Township’s meeting Monday night, Pam LeRoy addressed supervisors for their help to light up the “Welcome to Milford” sign by Apple Valley. Lighting up the sign is part of an ongoing effort of the Milford Garden Club to spruce up the area.
To light up the sign, LeRoy requested the township’s assistance to dig a line to the sign for the electric work. She stated the garden club would pay for the cost of the electric work, if the township would pay for the ongoing electric bill.
Supervisor Gary Clark noted the timing is perfect, since the township recently began inspecting streetlights to see which go unused and could be shut off. He stated, “I think it’s a great idea.” The recent savings from shutting off the streetlight where Route 6 and Twin Lakes Road meet would cover the cost of the new lighting, according to Clark... for complete story, get this week' issue.