Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Four LV Legislators Will Skip Pa Society Gala
State Rep. Steve Samuelson: "I will not attend. In fact, I have never attended the Pennsylvania Society.
1. - We have work to do in Harrisburg.
2. - Also, why isn’t this event held in Pennsylvania each year?
3. - And since February 2015, the Waldorf Astoria – the site of the “Pennsylvania Society” – the has been owned by a Chinese insurance company ...
So, why would anyone who seeks to promote Pennsylvania’s economic prospects travel to New York City and boost the Chinese economy?
State Rep. Pete Schweyer: "Very simply, I will not be attending the PA Society Gala. I cannot in good conscience attend such an event in the absence of a budget. Of course I think we should be here Monday, November 30th as well; alas we aren’t scheduled for session at this point."
State Rep. Bob Freeman: "I will not be attending the PA Society Gala."
State Rep. Justin Simmons: "I will not be attending PA Society if the budget is not passed by then (highly doubt it will be)."
Several state reps have failed to respond, but my emails were bouncing, so don't hold a failure to rely against them.