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.