Thursday, January 27, 2011

Proposal To Abolish Position of Lt. Governor

State Senator Elder Vogel of the 47th Senatorial District announced he is introducing legislation that will abolish the office of the Lt. Governor.

The legislation would ammend the Pennsylvania constitution to remove references to the Lt. Governor's office and would make the Attorney General the new Chair of the Board of Pardons.

When taking into account housing, staff, security, Vogel says the position of Lt. Governor costs taxpayers 1.5 million dollars a year.

"1.5 million doesnt sound like a lot of money but if you find enough 1.5 million dollars and then all of a sudden you find 10 or 20 million dollars and all of a sudden that's enough to fund a line on the budget," he said.

Even if the proposal were to pass, it would be eight years before it would implemented.

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