State of Pennsylvania Archives: on Government Reform

Steve Welch: Term limits instead of a road to riches

Each of the candidates thought the federal debt is the nation's greatest threat. Welch called for a balanced budget amendment and term limits for lawmakers. "It should be a privilege to serve, not a road to riches," he said.

"We need a balanced budget amendment. That is really the only way we have to stop career politicians to spend us to bankruptcy," Scaringi said. He called for elimination of those agencies that harm the economy and are not supported by the Constitution.

Source: Williamsport Sun-Gazette on 2012 PA Senate debate Mar 23, 2012

Ed Rendell: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending

Q: Do you support limiting individual contributions to state candidates?

A: Yes

Q: For PAC contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: For Corporate contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: For Political Parties?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring full disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?

A: No. PA needs an overhaul of our lobbying and campaign finance system so that citizens have confidence in their government.

Source: 2006 PA Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

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