Pa. Legislative Staff: Helping consti...

Pa. Legislative Staff: Helping constituents, helping themselves

There are 1 comment on the York Dispatch story from Apr 17, 2011, titled Pa. Legislative Staff: Helping constituents, helping themselves. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Inside one of hundreds of district offices Pennsylvania state lawmakers have equipped and staffed across the state, Kristi Ardrey waits for just about any kind of problem to walk to through the door of a converted hotel on Millionaire's Row in Williamsport.

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Lancaster, PA

#1 Apr 17, 2011
Rather than hire employees to provide services to constituents, did any of these reps ever ask why citizens need help dealing with the state agencies, then perhaps do a bit of investigating to find out: why are my constituents having trouble with PennDOT, or the state Revenue department, or some other state agency, then fix that agency, rather than hire another staffer for "constituent services"? And where does it say, in the state constitution, that these reps should be using my tax dollars to provide "constituent services"? Answer - because if the rep simply fixed the state agency, making our government more efficient, then the rep would not have the opportunity to provide brochures to the constituent, "customized with the senator's or representative's name, photo and contact information." Your tax dollars at work.

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