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Pa. House Majority Leader Matt Bradford’s failed leadership

Originally published in The Mercury

The Pennsylvania budget remains unfinished, while Pennsylvania House lawmakers remain on vacation (in recess) until the end of September.

While it’s up to Speaker Joanna McClinton to call the House back into session (and she’s unlikely to do so until a special election fills the currently vacant seat), she’s been sidelined from negotiations with the Senate.

Instead, House Majority Leader Matt Bradford has assumed the lead role in budget negotiations with the Senate. Unfortunately, his intransigence and ineptitude have left the commonwealth with an incomplete budget and Democrats without any progress on their legislative priorities.

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