The LuLac Edition #1097, Feb. 14th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: PA. ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM CORBETT AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN PAT TOOMEY.
On Friday during Edition #1094 we highlighted the State GOP of 1966 getting all their endorsements in a row during the middle week of February. The top of the ticket went on to win that year too. This time around, 44 years later the State GOP is following the ’66 model and endorsing a field of candidates with very little primary opposition. Bucks County Commissioner Jim Cawley won the endorsement for Lieutenant Governor from the Republican State Committee , savoring victory onthe second-ballot voting shortly after party insiders also endorsed former Congressman Pat Toomey for Senate and Attorney General Tom Corbett for Governor. Support for Toomey and Corbett had been a given for months so the filling of the second spot rounds everything out just nicely for the state GOP.
COUNTY WORK FORCE
Luzerne County has come up a winner. Finally. I guess. Turns out we have more staffing than most counties in the Commonwealth. That is not a big secret. Commissioners want to study proposals to cut, the budget director’s interest is piqued by the news and it appears there will be a struggle with the unions and the county administration. All the more reason to lay off every county employee except the management team and the elected officers. Have them reapply for their jobs after rightsizing (companies in the corporate world use that term anymore) and you’ll have a more responsive workforce. Note to politicos: if you want to have a bloated payroll and get away with: DON’T STEAL. People might not notice one but they’ll certainly take note of two major discrepancies in government.
HELP FOR HAITI
King’s College students had a massive fundraiser for the victims of the Haiti earthquake this weekend. The event earmarked money for the people still suffering in that nation.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY