Helen Tai is the Democratic Party state House candidate running for the 178th Legislative District in both the special election and the primary.
On March 14, the Courier Times editorial board stated that “we won’t hold our breath waiting” for politicians to support Gov. Wolf’s ethics plan. Well, they can now take a deep breath as I, a candidate for the 178th Assembly District in the special election and the primary to be held May 15, support the ethics reforms proposed by the governor, but would also go even further to change the way our state government works.
It is the constitutional duty of our representatives in Harrisburg to pass a balanced budget on time, and I would support a bill that would withhold their paychecks if they don’t do their job. In addition to banning all lobbyist gifts to public officials, our representatives must put taxpayers first and stop giving unfair tax breaks to corporations.
Our property taxes have been going up for too long, and the politicians in Harrisburg should stop protecting the special interests and find a real solution so that homeowners’ property taxes go down for good. Send me to Harrisburg, and I will fight for homeowners.