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  1. Gov. Wolf, he was handed an on-time budget that included agreement on the majority of the line items, vetoed it in a matter of hours, and won't compromise on any of the stalemated issues.
  2. The Legislature, it is to inflexible on its main initiatives, pension reform, liquor store privatization and control of state spending.
  3. Both sides are too political and uncompromising on the items of state government that are holding up the budget.
  1. Yes, the increased education funding is needed and the pension system must be changed before pension underfunding bankrupts the state.
  2. It may be the way to solve the budget deadlock, but neither is necessary.
  3. The only thing need is the education funding increase.
  4. The only thing needed is the pension plan changes.
  1. All of it that I can possibly get to.
  2. Some key games plus the championship game.
  3. The championship game only.
  4. I don't plan to go to the series at all.
  1. This is a different era, when correct weaponry matters more than human soldiers, so I am OK with it.
  2. I am always OK with defense cutbacks, but they need to be done judiciously and the military should be prepared to expand its numbers quickly should the need arise.
  3. This is foolish action given the number of venues around the world we are currently involved in and the potential for much greater involvement. It puts our existing military at unnecessary risk.
  1. It's too fast given the twists and turns, hills and valleys that dominate the state.
  2. The three sections of the state chosen, one on Interstate 80 and one on the Turnpike, are the only ones where it can work.
  3. There are other areas of the state where a 70 mph speed limit can be maintained safety.
  1. The person who did the killing was going to do it somewhere so San Francisco's sanctuary status is not the key factor.
  2. Local law enforcement should at least be empowered in sanctuary cities to hand illegal immigrants over to federal authorities.
  3. There should be no such thing as sanctuary cities and anyone deported five times should not be in this country. It's a total system failure.
  1. It beats the alternative of war while putting in place ways to thwart Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
  2. It's a start to monitoring Iran but there aren't enough measures in place to assure the pursuit of nuclear weaponry really is being stunted.
  3. It's a horrible deal. Economic sanctions are lifted, no hostages are released, Israel is placed in clear jeopardy and inspections only with Iran's approval aren't inspections at all.
  1. Yes. She is clearly the best suit Democrat to win the White House.
  2. No. There are so many questions surrounding her that the party would be well-served to give equal attention to other presidential hopefuls.
  1. Yes. The economic and government principles of this country can overcome all human shortcomings.
  2. No. There's too much government baggage dragging down our economic independence to make the unique American way of life as possible today as it was 10 years ago.
  1. No. It's unnecessary. Everyone is used to the Shamokin Dam traffic and it is a convenient place to stop to shop and eat.
  2. Yes. The current tieups make our area look second-rate and are a safety hazard. This will be a popular bypass that will boost the economy and improve the region's transportation system.
  1. It's making a college education unaffordable for most families and needs to not be an annual thing.
  2. It's unavoidable for the schools, giving their on operational costs and unpredictable revenues from government and other sources.
  3. It's acceptable as long as the tuition hikes are within the rate of inflation.
  1. Yes, the police have drugs, gangs and violence to concentrate all their efforts on.
  2. No, it's unrealistic to expect codes personnel to do police work, particularly since much of it happens after the work hours of codes personnel.
  3. This needs to be monitored closely to see if it's too dangerous for codes personnel.
  1. Yes.
  2. No.
  3. I think the district is trying to do that but there are too many locked-in cost factors making it impossible.
  1. The Republican-controlled House and Senate should buy into Gov. Wolf's new ideas on pension reform, a gas severance tax, and increased funding for public education and pass an on-time budget.
  2. The governor, as a new executive, should trust the House and Senate's high priorities of more long-ranging pension reform, a hold-the-line approach on taxes and a tighter approach on all spending items, including public education.
  3. A compromise is needed, but there has to be greater pension reform than Wolf is advancing and a gas severance tax is ill-timed and unnecessary.
  4. A compromise is necessary, but the budget should include a gas severance tax.
  1. Nothing more than the current strategy of relative containment. Their powers, though terroristic, are not as all-encompassing as they make it sound.
  2. Full military force, including ground troops, should be used to crush them, which could be done in about a month.
  3. I would prefer to just let Mideast overheat itself, but our strongest ally, Israel deserves our support and, if ISIS is not stopped there, we will be fighting them on our own soil. It will be long struggle, but we have no choice.
  1. Gov. Wolf's plan to save $10 billion over 24 years. He's on the right track maintaining most of the status quo policies.
  2. The plans advanced by Republicans in the House and Senate that involve a move to a 401(k) plan for new employees, with payments into that plan helping pay down the debt significantly.
  3. Any plan that begins to pay down the pension debt before it swallows up future state budgets, as long as elected officials are included in whatever plan is passed.
  1. Yes, Pennsylvania has the largest full-time Legislature in the nation and, as a result, it's too unwieldy to solve problems with necessary legislation.
  2. No, reducing the number of elected representatives will make it harder to get adequate responses to constituent questions and needs and will transfer the power into too few hands.
  1. Yes, she is their best candidate by far and is a viable woman candidate.
  2. No, the chinks in her armor are just starting to show and will become more pronounced when the election heats up.
  1. It's a lot of allegations that are always being made against the Clintons that ultimately cannot be proved.
  2. Ms. Clinton should have separated herself from all foundation business when she became secretary of state and the foundation should have stopped taken the contributions due to the appearance of dangerous conflict. This is why she is not qualified to be th
  3. I am trying to keep an open mind, but the number of suspect dealings that seem to follow the Clintons, including Hillary, can't all be coincidence and a political witchhunt. It's very unsettling.
  1. Much better off, in large part because of the consciousness raised by Earth Day, which led to stronger protections of the environment, recycle and stricter regulations regarding water and air quality.
  2. Worse off because we haven't fundamentally changed the way we live our lives in reference to the environment. We eventually will destroy the only Earth we've been given if we don't change.
  3. Better off, but we are strangling our businesses with unnecessary regulation that is the result of a false alarm climate change movement.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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