GOP Blocks Vote on HR520 - October 4, 2012
Picking on the Poor - July 2, 2012
The Harrisburg Bait and Switch - May 29, 2012
Hays and Lee Sign the Public Service Pledge - April 9, 2012
State Rep Candidate Comments on Voting Bill - March 15, 2012
THE DAILY LOCAL NEWS
20-year incumbent to face challenge in November - April 17, 2012
Letter to the Editor: mad about voter ID? Show it - October 31, 2012
Coatesville Times: Will HB 1077 impact statehouse races? - September 29, 2012 (article & video)
Hays talks background, positions - September 24, 2012
Our state capital suffers from a lack of leadership. Legislators ignore policies that would strengthen the middle class. Instead, they push an extreme agenda.
Here are a few positions I will champion:
Every child in the Commonwealth deserves a quality education, regardless of where they live. I oppose school vouchers, which would remove money from our public school system. I will stand up for our teachers.
We must be creative and fiscally responsible in helping our students prepare for life and the workforce.
The cuts to education, supported by my opponent, have led to property tax increases in local school districts. Pennsylvania must pick up its share.
NATURAL GAS DRILLING -
Our state should enact a true, fair Marcellus Shale natural gas impact fee. Texas and Louisiana collect approximately seven-times as much tax revenue from drillers as Pennsylvania does.
This revenue could help restore education cuts, boost infrastructure investments, and keep the environmental watchdogs on the beat (DEP).
A robust and safe transportation network can attract new companies to Pennsylvania. Last year, an advisory commission recommended several ways to boost transportation funding by $2 billion annually. Again, Harrisburg has failed to take action.
PUBLIC HEALTH -
Under Gov. Corbett and a Republican Legislature, Pennsylvania is leaving many working families and the middle class behind.
I will fight to restore the Adult Basic insurance program, which covered low-income Pennsylvanians. I oppose the "asset test" for food stamps supported by some Republicans.
I strongly believe women's health decisions should be between them and their doctor - without unnecessary government meddling.
Tim Hennessey, my opponent, has held this House seat since Bill Clinton was inaugurated as President. That's a long time.
If elected, I will support term limits, a reduction in the size of our Legislature, and the transition to a part-time House and Senate.
We need reform, not a career track for career politicians.