Child Protection Laws Soon Ready For Governor’s Signature
State lawmakers are ready to deliver the governor a series of child protection laws by the end of November to protect children from predators. Bucks County State Representative, Kathy Watson, put together several of the bills.
“One of my ideas is that we would create a little kind of written vignette that you could go to maybe on the DPW website. They describe the whole situation. What should you do if you’re the neighbor or you’re the person in the supermarket or where ever you might be or wherever this fits. What would you, would call child line or would you call the police.”
Watson also wants to start a public relations campaign, involving businesses and companies to bring more awareness to protecting children.
State Senator Credits Septa For Its Work in Transportation
Local State Senator Stewart Greenleaf is pushing for some kind of transportation funding bill. The 12th District Republican sits on the Septa board.
“I’m really proud of what Septa is doing. We’re increasing our ridership on our regional rails. The biggest problem we have is parking. We’re always looking for parking lots we can acquire, so more people will use regional rail.
Greenleaf voted for the Senate passed bill, which would have hiked transportation spending two and half billion dollars. Leaders are working on a compromise transportation funding bill that is expected to voted on in November. Greenleaf was a guest on Friday’s Comment Please By Univest Program.
Tolliver Hopes Many Years in Courtrooms Will Lead To Bench
An attorney for 32 years, Steve Tolliver has practiced law
throughout the region in a variety of legal settings. Tolliver now looks to take his experience to the next level in a run for judge in Montgomery County. Tolliver says, moving along cases will be a priority if he’s elected
“Set good schedules to complete discovery and move the case along and prepare it for trial, so we don’t long cases and trials that languish for 10 or 12 years.”
Tolliver was a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning
Assistant Deputy D.A. Running For Judge
There’s two open seats for judge on the court of common pleas in Montgomery County. Sharon Giamporcaro, running on the Republican ticket, looks to shift from prosecutor to judge with the goal of moving the docket.
“Having been a litigator in our court system, I know that when cases are delayed it presents an adverse impact on cases. It lessons the ability of witnesses to get there and testify and victims to come forward.”
Giamporcaro, an assistant Deputy District Attorney in Montgomery County, is also Chief of the Juvenile Division. Giamporcaro was a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning.