Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010 – Please Remember

On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember the men and woman who are serving, those who have served, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, so we may remain free to purse the lives that we choose!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

House Bill 67 - Teen Driver Distraction Bill


According to Senator Mensch weekly newsletter, the state Senate passed an amended version of House bill 67 – Teen Driver Distraction Bill.   The amended version of the bill includes the following items:

  • Prohibits the use of cell phones and texting by those with a learner's permit or junior driver's license. The bill makes the use of wireless communications device a secondary offense carrying a fine of $100.
  • Restricts a junior driver for the first six months after issuance of the junior driver's license to driving a vehicle with no more than one passenger under 18 years of age who is not a member of the driver's immediate family unless the junior driver is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. After the expiration of the six month prohibition, the junior driver would be limited to no more than three passengers under 18 years of age who are not members of the driver's immediate family unless the junior driver is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Makes enforcement of the seat belt requirements a primary offense for junior drivers and all passengers under the age of 18 in the vehicle.

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EASD school board Passes 2010-2011 Budget

In a 5 to 3 vote, the EASD school board approved the 2010 – 2011 budget, despite the pleas of the public.  The new budget includes teacher layoff and other budget reductions.

Monday, May 3, 2010

2010 Election – 137th District Race

Just a few words about the race for State Representative in the 137th district. On the Dems side of the aisle, we have two candidates. Frank Scagliotta and Charles Dertinger are running hard to get your votes to represent the following townships in the state house

  • Palmer
  • Forks
  • Nazareth
  • Upper Nazareth
  • Bangor
  • East Bangor
  • Washington
  • Roseto
  • Lower Mount Bethel
  • Upper Mount Bethel
  • Stockertown
  • Tatamy
  • Portland

Check out the Charles web site and and Franks’ interview with Lehigh Valley Ramblings for their positions on critical issues. The state wide primary will be held on May 18, 2010. This is a very important election, so please vote.


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