Failure of Reform: Who’s to Blame?

Brad Bumsted in the Tribune-Review reports on the inability of the General Assembly to pass reform legislation this session. The Senate is blaming the House for failing to act on any of the 7 reform bills passed this summer. Members of the House blame the leadership and a spokesman for Speaker DeWeese plays the partisan card, “[Rep. Turzai] knows very well that when the House was Republican (controlled), the Senate was Republican and the governor was Republican, they didn’t move any of these issues.”

In an election year you would think politicians would be eager to impress voters by jumping on the reform bandwagon. Instead, they’re busy playing the blame game. Bonusgate is officially a distant memory. . . until November.