regulatory reform constitutional amendment

Amendment would limit excessive power

Originally published in LNP

The Pennsylvania Senate voted — for the second consecutive year — to advance a constitutional amendment that would empower the elected General Assembly to review and reject proposed state regulations. These are regulations created by unelected bureaucrats — the red tape that so often imposes expansive, costly restrictions on families and businesses.

But some Democrats in House leadership are now working to prevent a vote on the amendment and to block voters from having a voice.

Pennsylvania has a rigorous, transparent, democratic process for approving state constitutional amendments. The commonwealth requires the House and Senate to pass an amendment’s identical language in each of two consecutive sessions, followed by voter approval in a statewide referendum. The state House should pass the amendment so voting citizens can have their final say.

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