State Representative Briggs held a constituent breakfast this morning, at the Ardmore Library Annex. Local citizens voiced concerns about state legislation and state agencies that touched upon their personal lives.
Representatives from non-profit agencies as well as local citizen attended the event. Concerns were expressed regarding the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and problems related to their delivery of services to the elder population. There was also a discussion of the impact of the Voter I.D. Law on seniors. Representative Briggs explained that you may be asked for a picture I.D. at the next election; but if you do not have one, you will still be permitted to vote. As a courtesy, you may be reminded that you must have one for the next election, but it is okay to vote now without it.
Other topics raised by constituents related to the budget (including funding for bridges, highways and education), Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, concussion legislation affecting athletic injuries.
For those wishing to speak to your state representative about senior issues, or anything else, the next Constituent Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, October 12, 2012. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at Michael’s Deli, 130 Town Center Road, King of Prussia PA. Light refreshments will be served.
Stay well until the next post.
Bob Gasparro is an Elder Practitioner (accountant and attorney). He can be reached at Robert.Gasparro@lifespanlegal.com or (484) 297-2050. Comments to this post, and ideas for future posts are welcome.