Local State Rep. Pleased With Amount of Funds For Education
Legislative action is moving in Harrisburg. The house passed a 28.3 billion dollar budget. State Rep. Paul Clymer says 280-million dollars more has been earmarked for education in this budget.
“We also increased pre-k education by almost 5-million dollars, head start supplemental assistance, we increased dollars for that as well and dollars for higher education.”
Clymer was a guest on the am-edition Friday morning. The senate is expected to weigh-in on the bill during the week of June 24th.
N.S.A Spying Network Continues to Stir Concern and Debate
Pennsylvania U-S Senator, Bob Casey says, it’s a delicate between the privacy rights of citizens and keeping track of potential terror threats.
“What it does is that we’ve got to be vigilante and make sure that folks are following the law and we’re striking that balance. But the balance is never going to be perfect. The balance is always going to be difficult to achieve. I want to make sure we don’t have an overreaction here and out people and risk.”
Edward Snowden is currently at the center of the controversy. Snowden is the former N.S-A employee who blew the whistle on N.S.A spying activities while overseas. Casey says, the information could put Americans in danger and compromise the nation’s ability to intercept terror threats. Casey was a guest on the AM-Edition on WNVP Thursday morning.