Allen R Cerullo - Position Points
Where do I stand on the issues that effect
Pennsylvanians and the residents of the 187th District? Following are
some issues that I would be happy to discuss with you and provide more
Residential and agricultural property owners are
bearing an unfair share of the tax burden for education in this
state. A redistribution of taxation and a shift to a more user
oriented system would spread the responsibility more evenly. I will
encourage economic development from industries such as pharmaceuticals
and others that build the tax base but do not increase the burden on
the school system.
Local control is sacred. I will work to achieve
smaller teacher to student ratios and exercise more restraint in
spending. Throwing money at our education problems without a plan is
I do not support gambling as a means to reduce
property taxes. Gambling causes a need to increase security, it is a
regressive tax on those that can least afford it, and slots are the
most addictive part of gambling. I believe gambling is not a
solution, it is a problem.
Aid to Senior Citizens:
I will search for funding for the expansion of
PACE program, work to provide free bus transportation based on income
and age, and cut wasteful spending for ineffective government
First and foremost, I will work to get our
District’s “fair share” of dollars returned to our District in order
to establish a traffic light at RT 100 and Claussville Road and establish
a traffic light at RT 100 and RT 309. I will work to build coalitions with other Representatives to
effect these much needed and long overdue projects.
Development Control/Open Space/Agriculture:
I will make it a goal to preserve open
space/farms by making farm land more valuable by providing more
markets for agricultural products. I will provide a forum to allow
farmers and alternative fuel producers the ability to have informed
discussions. I will work with local municipalities to provide
Regional planning and take advantage of existing zoning ordinances to
provide for community needs.
I favor the immediate and thorough evaluation of
our entire health system to promote an educated and informed
discussion to address issues of spiraling costs, malpractice
litigation and the medical malpractice insurance dilemma.
Pennsylvanians deserve affordable and effective health care which can
only be achieved by creative solutions based on accurate facts.
Pennsylvania has spent over 13 billion dollars
during the past three years on road repair in State and Federal
funds. We need to bring our “fair share” of the funds back to our
district. There is a significant amount of repair that needs to be
done to improve our infrastructure of roads and bridges. I will work
to bring those dollars back to our district.
These are my objectives and concerns. I would
greatly appreciate the opportunity to work for you to make them count.
I understand the importance of one vote. I will
use my vote in the House to promote a positive agenda for the 187th
Make your vote count. Please vote on April 22nd.