Editorial: Size matters / Paring the Legislature should be part of reform What is needed, then, is a third wave of response from Pennsylvanians -- a reform agenda that includes, among other things, a lobbyist disclosure law, ways for the public to put questions on the ballot and a smaller General Assembly.Real reform talk happens at the Platform.For-Pgh.org wiki.
However, I don't know if I agree with the notion that the size of the legislature needs to be reduced. I am sure a reduction is necessary, but it might be better to tell the state reps that they can only come to Harrisburg to work in a part-time basis. How about a part-time schedule that is just three days a month.
This is one of those reform measures that need to be considered from a number of different angles. To concentrate power with fewer people might be a lot worse for the citizens in the end.