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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 10:14 AM

1. Two Issues

PA has far too many legislators. Cut them in half and make sure their budget reflects a smaller group of representatives.

There should be some consideration of population changes when lines are redrawn. Most of the growth in population is occurring south of the area bordered by I-78 and I-81. The rest of the state, except maybe the State College area and Butler County are loosing folks every year. This slants the representation within a few years so that most of the rural areas have a greater representation than the more suburban and urban areas, especially in the SE part of the state.

BTW, this will never see the light of day. Republicans won't redrawn their way from power, and the rural areas will continue to dominate Harrisburg even when the bulk of tax revenue is coming from the suburban and urban areas of the state. With most elections getting less than 40% turnout, the legislature putting state amendments up only for primary votes when most independent voter (who represent about a third of the electorate) don't bother to show up, there's little incentive or reason for anything to change.

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