Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Election Day ballot includes on PA referendum question

On Election Day, Nov. 4, 2008, voters in Pennsylvania decide on a statewide referendum question.

The lone statewide referendum isn't about the drink tax, giggle. Keep reading.

Touch screen ballots will ask whether the state should incur $400 million in new debt to pay for repairs to the state's water and sewage infrastructure.

The funding would be provided in grants and loans to municipalities and public utilities for various construction, improvements, expansions, or repairs to our drinking, storm, and wastewater treatment systems. Projects could also aim to alleviate pollution created by rainfall, snowmelt, former mining operations, urban and agricultural runoff, and sewage systems. Grants and loans would be awarded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

Judges are still in the process of deciding about the Allegheny County questions about reducing the drink tax.

1 comment:

Mark Rauterkus said...

Hat tip to Rep. Harry Readshaw!