There are several opportunities to meet and support your favorite candidates between now and November 3. These are your best chance to understand the issues and the candidates' positions.
Tredyffrin Republicans are continuing their Great Earned Income Tax Hoax beyond election day. In a letter to the local press, Tredyffrin Twp. Republican Committee Chairman Michael Broadhurst and several of his precinct leaders offer no regrets for basely politicizing our school distric'st search for honest budget-crisis solutions. Moreover, Broadhurst and TTRC also persist in falsely conjuring the board's study of an EIT into a Democratic conspiracy. The quickest way out of the TTRC fog and into square facts is simply hearing public comments from 2 members of their own party-- 2 Republican leaders on the T/E school board-- past president Betsy Fadem and chair of the board's finance committee, Kevin Mahoney.
is a condemnation of the deceptive practices used by Tredyffrin Township Republicans in this year’s school board election, with a thoughtful commentary on how it affects a community needing to solve a school funding crisis. Here is quick documentary proof that the statements used against TTDem school board candidates were not merely misleading, but outright fabrications—knowingly repeated in mailings and handouts from the Tredyffrin Township Republican Committee. Read more for a case study in deceptive language.
Don't believe the sign. There is no earned income tax question on the ballot. The school board is grappling with a serious budget shortfall and their tax study group of citizen volunteers held a public meeting on November 3 to report on the revenue implications of an earned income tax, which would require voter approval for enactment. Read more for School Board President Karen Cruickshank's recommendation on attacking the "root cause" of the school funding crisis.
A story in the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch reports that two of the Republican School Board Candidates - Tara LaFiura (Region 1) and Liz Mercogliano (Region 2) - simply had better things to do then attend the only School Board debate for this election.