Jerry has been a professional musician since 1968, doing fifteen National tours with the White Shadow Band. He owned a statewide booking/ entertainment agency for 25 years and owned a nationwide employment agency for musicians and artists. He refereed numerous sports at local high schools and colleges. He served as the Head coach for both Women's Softball and Tennis at Penn State Altoona.
* All bios derived from candidates' websites.
After we get the opioid problem under control, we should legalize marijuana. It should not be taxed, but the state government should oversee the production and packaging of marijuana. Profits should be used to help with the pressing issues in Pennsylvania.
Regarding Pennsylvania pensions, were you (or would you have been) in favor of the 2017 Senate Bill 1 that introduces a 401K-style component into pension benefits for new hires after 2019?
The 401K's are volatile. We have to grow our economy through industry. We need to renegotiate with businesses to come back to Pennsylvania, and have a graduated scale of taxes on industry that's favorable to businesses so that the more businesses make, the more the state of Pennsylvania makes.