Politicians who are more concerned with garnering press clippings than passing legislation exacerbate the ideological divide in Pennsylvania. Byron is not worried about liberal or conservative. He is concerned with local issues that affect the lives of everyday people. We can all get behind the following proposals:
No Budget, No Pay
If you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid. Politicians should be held to the same standard. Byron won’t accept a cent until a budget is passed, and that budget must prioritize working families instead of the connected political class.
Voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. Gerrymandering disenfranchises honest, hard working Pennsylvanians and perpetuates the flawed narrative that we work for our elected officials. Common sense dictates otherwise.
Reforming Per Diems
Byron is tired of bankrolling the opulence of Harrisburg insiders, and he is certain you are too. Lawmakers should be required to submit receipts for their expenditures. Pennsylvanians work far too hard for their income to watch their tax dollars line the pockets of insiders. The legislature is in session twenty weeks a year. They can survive this ‘inconvenience’ without being subsidized.
Government agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Protection, cannot be beholden to special interests. Penalties for bad actors and polluters must contain real consequences, rather than feeble warnings and reprimands. While funding our watchdog agencies is critical, we must employ actual deterrents that curb continued abuses and keep Pennsylvanians secure and healthy.
Guaranteed Minimum Royalty
Byron supports the passage of a bill designed to clarify the state's 1979 Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act. Leaseholders should be guaranteed a 12.5% royalty for their natural resource.