Salisbury Press

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David Molony David Molony
Daniel McNeill Daniel McNeill

Molony, McNeill vie for 133rd seat

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?

David Molony, R

Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.

Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.

Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform" without a substance, but the changes are swamped by adjustments and new increases.

We need a new system.

My number one priority is to replace property taxes with a modest increase in the sales tax. Changing the way we fund schools will require a massive effort by both political parties and creative thinking.

I have experience as a private citizen getting bills noticed and passed in the legislature with support from both parties. I promise to work tirelessly on this issue.

Daniel McNeill, D

I believe the overriding issue in this election is the lack of cooperation and inability of Harrisburg to get things done.

My five point plan deals with major issues facing Pennsylvania: quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.

I have the experience and record of working with people on the local and state level to get things done.

The first issue I would work on is job creation and economic development.

My plan calls for the state to do the following. Invest in green technologies and clean energy. Make strategic investments in our technological and physical infrastructure. Invest in Pennsylvania's future by providing loans and tax incentives to small and mid-sized businesses. Provide support and incentives for job-creating small business owners. Encourage the creation of business incubators, sustainable local business networks, and programs designed to foster local economic growth. Support programs that foster coordination and cooperation between educational institutions and job creators.