LOCK HAVEN — An outburst of applause greeted Mike Hanna Jr.’s firm statement, “No budget, no pay.”
The candidate for his father’s seat in the state House of Representatives said the Pennsylvania Legislature has only one bill that must be passed, and that is the budget bill. If a budget isn’t passed in a timely manner, legislators should not be paid, he said. And not only that, he said, if no budget is agreed upon within 90 days after the deadline, “the leaders on both sides of the aisles need to step down and let others step up.”
Hanna was one of the candidates who spoke at the annual Clinton County Democratic dinner Thursday evening at the Moose Family Center.