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Pat Meehan and NRCC Think York County Knows What’s Best for 7th District Schools

Pat Meehan and NRCC Think York County Knows What’s Best for 7th District Schools

Springfield, PA – Pat Meehan and the NRCC think a publication that serves York county knows what’s best for the 7th District. A new attack ad the Republican Party is running against Bryan Lentz cites an editorial that ran in the Central Penn Business Journal, a publication that serves central Pennsylvania counties, to criticize a state budget that included spending priorities that local newspapers praised.

In 2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer called the boost in education funding a “laudable increase”, while the Delaware County Daily Times noted the year before that reversing state plans to boost education funding in upcoming budgets “would be the legislative equivalent of a failing grade.”

The outside attack ad once again made it clear that Pat Meehan was placing more importance on a Right Wing Republican agenda coming from leaders of the national Republican Party, then he was in the priorities of families throughout the 7th District. Late last month, Meehan took orders from Republicans in Washington, DC, and criticized a bill that would have given small businesses tax breaks and access to much needed loans that has been supported by moderate Republican legislators .

Lentz’s budget vote in 2009 slashed $500 million from state spending, while cutting or capping spending in 31 of 36 budget spending categories. The increased spending on education helped ease pressure on local school districts to raise property taxes, including a $12.6 million boost to 7th District schools.

“I don’t know why Pat Meehan and the NRCC think that a publication that serves York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties knows what’s better for the residents of Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties than our local newspapers do,” said Kevin McTigue, Bryan Lentz’s campaign manager. “Maybe they think we should also ask the editorial boards of Central Pennsylvania for their opinion on what to do about the congestion at the Philadelphia International Airport, and how the Delaware County Council is doing.”

Lentz has made saving and creating jobs the cornerstone of his campaign for Congress. He is the only candidate with a published plan to get our economy moving again and the only candidate who supports Wall Street reform and the creation of a consumer financial protection agency to ensure another collapse does not happen. Lentz has also pledged to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas while his opponent Pat Meehan has signed a pledge that has bound him to oppose legislation that has been introduced to end those tax breaks.

A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.


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