Isn't it interesting that now the governor and Democratic leaders of the state House and Senate want a public vote on Act 72 that was rejected by the vast majority of school boards across the state?
However, the House and Senate Democratic leaders want only a select group of citizens to vote, to the exclusion of other Pennsylvanians. Here's how their latest scam works: Only those citizens would get to vote in school districts where the school board voted 'no' on Act 72. Citizens in school districts where the school board voted 'yes' would be denied the chance to vote under this latest plan. This is a blatant manipulation of the referendum system.
These leaders in Harrisburg are so used to controlling and manipulating votes in the House and Senate, they now want to apply these un-American practices to the public referendum process as well. Are they afraid that the people in the school districts where the board voted yes might then vote to overturn that yes vote if a referendum were held there• The STOP/TREC group has collected almost 113,000 signatures on petitions. We have asked the governor and representatives and senators to simply give the citizens - all the citizens - the chance to vote yes or no on a constitutional amendment regarding whether they favor the abolishment of all property taxes on primary residences - homestead/farmsteads in Pennsylvania. The governor and legislative leaders - both Republican and Democrat - have ignored our appeal and apparently fear the public voting on this constitutional amendment. In other words, a public referendum is only a good idea when it serves their purposes.
The legislators and governor and citizens are urged to visit our web site www.grandoldusa.com to get educated on the S.T.O.P. bills. Those that do not have a computer, much information can be obtained by calling the hot line at 724-545-4862 or writing to STOP/TREC at P.O. Box 278, Elderton, PA 15736.