The LuLac Edition #516, July 8th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: CURRENT LACKAWANNA COUNTY CONTROLLER KEN McDOWELL, THE PA. TURNPIKE SIGN, AND LUZERNE COUNTY DA JACKIE MUSTO CARROLL.
The Scranton City Council has "come a calling" for Lackawanna County Controller Ken McDowell. The august body in the Electric City wants to question McDowell on his tenure as the city tax collector. Scranton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to subpoena former Tax Collector Ken McDowell. The vote came only after the panel formally requested an investigation into Mr. McDowell's activities over the past six years, when he administered the Single Tax Office. The action also came after the majority on the panel expressed frustration with the lack of answers from Mr. McDowell about $12.2 million in undistributed tax funds found in the office earlier this year by the current tax collector. McDowell would do well to appear before Council and answer their questions. There are some who say that McDowell though well educated does not have the political or rhetorical skills to answer questions from the famously rambunctious legislative body in the land of Lac. What's worse is that Council is getting no answers from the current administration. Back in May
McDOWELL AT A GLANCE: Age: 36.
Mixed in with the ads for Presidential candidates and cable network convention coverage will be a full scale media blitz on behalf of the Pa. Turnpike. Undeterred by the recent rebuff by the State Legislature, the private group that hopes to manage the Pennsylvania Turnpike is still committed to winning the support of politicians and the public. A multimillion-dollar public relations blitz will begin this month. It will include radio spots and a direct-mail campaign that will place 4 million to 6 million pieces of literature in mailboxes. Field teams will promote the proposal at selected fairs and festivals around the state. That's right, dress up a couple of hotties and strategically place them in state fairs around the state sand you have yourself a campaign. The Legislature must sign off on any plan to lease the turnpike, and the plan faces a fight in Harrisburg. The Abertis group has offered $12.8 billion to operate the turnpike for 75 years. The mailings will tout the benefits of that cash to the state, along with planned safety and road improvements. Meanwhile Gov. Ed Rendell has proposed leasing the turnpike to a private operator to generate more money for roads, bridges and mass transit. Radio ads are set in late July to compliment the mailings. TV spots may not be far off.
FORE!! FOR THE DA!!!
On Friday, August 8, 2008 the District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. Tee time is to begin at 1:00 p.m. with a shotgun start. Registration fees are $125 per person. If you would like to attend the dinner only, the cost is $50.00 per person. Please register as soon as possible to secure your place in the event.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
* Platinum Level Hole Sponsorship: $500.00