Activists hope to reform state government : The Morning Call OnlineI do like to have the depth for the discussions. We can take the concepts and string them into the Platform.For-Pgh.org.
By John L. Micek, Call Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG | The loosely knit band of activists who helped derail last year's legislative pay raises plans to spend the new year pushing for reforms to state government.
''We believe that 2005 prepared 2006 to be the 'Year of Integrity' in Pennsylvania politics,'' said Tim Potts of the activist group Democracy Rising.
Potts and about a half-dozen other pay raise foes gathered in the Capitol on Tuesday to roll out their agenda for 2006.
Their playbook includes calls for lobbyist disclosure and campaign finance reform, a broader open records law and, for some, the wholesale rejection by voters of incumbents in the primary and general elections.
The activists say this year will also serve as a place-setter for a ''citizens' constitutional convention'' in 2007.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Activists hope to reform state government : The Morning Call Online
I hope that the push for more and more reforms does not make for an implosion. The band of reformers might be best suited for a team victory if they were nimble and light. Too much heft with the reform agenda and the wheels could begin to wobble. Time will tell.