Recent economic downturns have exposed the appalling lack of a safety net for our senior citizens. Pennsylvania cannot turn its back on our seniors; we can, and must do better.

 As State Representative, I will:

 Work to reduce our reliance on the property tax. The property tax hits senior homeowners on fixed incomes the hardest. By passing a “millionaire’s tax”, shifting the burden onto higher-income earners, we can reduce the tax burden on our seniors.

Invest in public transportation. As transit systems around the state face cuts, senior services are often the first to go - leaving many of our citizens virtually stranded and immobile. We need to expand fixed-route offerings throughout Allegheny County, while ensuring all all costs that ACCESS service is not caught up in state transit cuts.