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94th House Candidate Pledges to Donate Part of Salary

This letter was originally posted in the York Dispatch, September 2018. One of the reasons that members of the voting public often resent their legislators is their ability to set themselves apart from the rest of us. In Pennsylvania, for example, the General Assembly gets a benefit package that is full of things that most… Read more

Pennsylvania Legislature Should Go Part-Time

This article was originally posted in the York Daily Record, 2018. Pennsylvania has the largest full-time legislature of all 50 states. There is absolutely no evidence that we are governed better because of it. Even members of the state House of Representatives have acknowledged that fact. As a result, they passed HB 153, which would… Read more

Help Me Drain Stan Saylor Out of the Swamp

Help Me Drain Stan Saylor Out of the Swamp This article was originally posted in the York Daily Record, 2018. Within the past two years, there have been plenty of calls to “drain the swamp” in Washington.  But is there a swamp in Harrisburg too?  If that means the stranglehold that broken systems, big money,… Read more

Silence on the Power Line Speaks Volumes (letter)

Silence on the Power Line Speaks Volumes (letter) This letter was originally published in The Delta Star in February, 2018. Private property rights are a bedrock of the American Dream. The threshold for taking those rights by eminent domain must, therefore, be set extremely high. The benefits to the larger community from such seizure must… Read more

Not All Gifting Is Good (letter)

Not All Gifting Is Good (letter) This letter was originally printed in The York Dispatch. Sharing gifts during the holiday season gives us an opportunity to show love and affection for family and friends. Yes, it can sometimes include stress, excessive shopping and lingering credit card bills, but it is a meaningful part of the… Read more

York County Young Democrats #CoffeeWithCandidates

York County Young Democrats #CoffeeWithCandidates  Steve Snell was invited by the York County Young Democrats, an organization that works to energize the Democratic youth in York County, to their regular #CoffeeWithCandidates interview series. Shane Coolbaugh, president, and Samantha Fullam, vice-president of the organization and the Councilwoman-elect for Hallam Borough, asked questions that ranged from… Read more