The LuLac Edition #1851, November 29th, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Former Attorney and Luzerne County power broker Robert Powell was supposed to go to jail tomorrow. But that won’t happen. Judge Edwin Kosik has granted Powell’’s request to postpone his report date to prison so that he can be with his wife while she undergoes surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Kosik extended that date until Dec. 27 Powell relocated his family to Florida and says he has no relatives in the area to help with the care of his wife.
TAKING A PASS
The local legislators representing districts will not be getting that 3 per cent pay increase that automatically kicked in this week.
The Times Leader reported that “Citing the ongoing poor economy and high unemployment rates, state Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre; Mike Carroll, D-Avoca; Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Taylor; Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake; and Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, will again send their raises back to the state treasury. Sens. John Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township; John Blake, D-Archbald; Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston; and Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township, as each did last year, will send their raises to charity. Sen. Lisa Baker, who in the past has sent her raise back to the state treasury, has chosen to give the money to a local charity this year. “ All in all this was a smart political move because of the bad economy and the high unemployment rate in this area. Plus if you factor in the flood of 2011 and the slow recovery, anyone who took the money would be criticized big time.
STABACK NOT RUNNING
Representative Ed Staback has made it known he will not be a candidate for State Representative in the 115th district. Staback has been the representative for the mid valley district since 1984. He said he wanted to devote more time to his family as well as enjoying his health. Staback will be 74 when he retires. Staback is a ranking Democrat on the House Game and Fisheries.
EARTH TO RICK PERRY
The voting age for young people in America is 18. Has been since 1972. That was the first year young people could vote and a majority of them picked Nixon. Nixon, Governor Perry was the only President that resigned. Just giving you another clue. Oh and by the way, those red signs with the words S T O P on them, they do mean STOP. Again, just lending a hand.