Thursday, December 27, 2007

Rep. Doug Reichley ignores constituents on tax relief

State Rep. Douglas Reichley, R-134th Dist., recently announced that a survey found that his constituents rate property tax relief as the No. 1 issue they want the Pennsylvania Legislature to deal with.

The survey results were based on a poll Reichley took using his district newsletter.

"Holding down property taxes was overwhelmingly number one; controlling health care and prescription drug costs was second, which was closely followed by reducing the growth of state spending," according to Reichley.

So how does Rep. Reichley explain to voters in the 134th District why he is not supporting House Bill 1275, the School Property Tax Relief Act of 2007?

Only 44 members of the House have signed on as co-sponsors of HB 1275. Reichley is not one of them.

Where does your state legislator stand? See my list of "The Missing" in a previous post.

It's time to hold your representatives accountable. Make sure they hear from you and the message should be loud and clear: Eliminate property taxes now or voters will eliminate your job in 2008.

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