State Senators John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair) and Patrick Stefano (R-Fayette), along with State Representative Ryan Warner (R-Lemont Furnace), will hold a public workshop to explain the purpose and need for proposed legislation calling for a limited Constitutional Convention.
“I hear from folks all the time about changes they would like to see in the General Assembly, the court system and the executive branch of state government and the system just doesn’t have the political will to make substantial changes to itself,” said Senator Eichelberger. “My legislation would provide Pennsylvanians with the opportunity to directly take charge of reforming a system that needs reform.”
The Senators’ presentation will include details on the legislative process, the structure and scope of the convention, as well as potential subjects of debate.
Senator Stefano added, “Pennsylvania is in desperate need of reform. I have introduced and supported bills to make these kinds of changes but they have not moved because of the status quo’s resistance to real change. This effort is another way to achieve these reforms in a comprehensive way. Be reforming Pennsylvania’s government we will reduce the size and scope of government and eliminate the constant threat of tax increases for the foreseeable future. That’s why I support Senator Eichelberger’s proposal and am excited to host this forum in my district.”
Q&A will follow the presentation. The workshop is free and open to the public. The Senators will be available to answer questions from the media following the workshop.
WHAT: Limited Constitutional Convention Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9 AM to 10 AM