Senator Folmer’s SB 294: A Needed Step in the Right Direction

I’ve read the excellent and clear analysis provided by Timothy J. Horstmann, an associate of McNees Wallace & Nurick, here:

http://www.mwn.com/pubs/xprPubDetail.aspx?xpST=PubDetail&pub=326

Nothing being required is more onerous than what is typically done to procure municipal grants and low-interest loans worth a whole lot less to the taxpayer should something go south. In fact, nothing sounds like it is more arduous or voluminous than what is required of a municipal permit.

If DCED is only required to maintain records for four months now, that is recklessly inadequate. I keep my personal IRS and PA Dept of Rev filings for 5 years, and I believe I am required to do so. Even if I were “freed” of this requirement I would surely do so for more than four months. I keep my credit card and ATM withdrawal slips longer than four months!

The additional approval may prohibit the bizarre spectacle I witnessed at the Hburg Incinerator hearings the PA Senate held last year. Expert after well-paid expert – private and public sector – put hand up and swore he or she had no liability for anything that went wrong. If preliminary review and approval prevents a similar circus (or at least makes said more difficult) in the future, it is worth the very reasonable added requirements.

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Both parties are broken by big money...what to do? I'm a dad, husband, son, taxpayer, voter, civil engineer, reporter, blogger, rabble-rouser and honest guy.
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