The State Senate approved the open records bill yesterday 48-1. Vince Fumo was the only Senator willing to oppose the measure because it exempts the legislature. When Fumo becomes the conscience of Harrisburg what does that say about the rest?
The State Senate GOP caucus has announced it will no longer use tax payer money for polling. This follows the exposure of this misuse of funds by House Republicans and Democrats last week. The big problem here isn't so much the constant stream of scandals arising from the misuse of the legislative slush funds but the fact they continue to exist. Until we eliminate this pile of unauditable cash we don't know what it's being used for or where it's going. For all we'll know they'll continue using it for these purposes. Do you take all the legislators at their word?