The York Daily Record/Sunday News election poll included several questions about state issues. Here’s a place where we can discuss them.
We’ll have some charts in Sunday’s paper. Here’s some info on each of the topics.
—Pennsylvania’s voter ID law. Under the law, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett in March, voters are required to show an acceptable photo ID when voting. The change was scheduled to go into effect for this election.
But earlier this month, a Commonwealth Court judge decided to delay full implementation — so now poll workers will ask for your ID, but you aren’t required to show one.
In our election poll, the majority of respondents favored the law. What do you think?
—Marcellus shale. The state’s impact fee on natural gas drilling, which was approved in February, has generated more than $204 million in revenue, Gov. Tom Corbett and other officials announced earlier this month.
In our poll, a majority of respondents thought Marcellus shale should be further taxed and regulated. But it was close.
Do you think drilling is paying off for Pennsylvanians?
—Privatizing state liquor stores. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai recently told reporters that he will make another push to sell the state stores in the 2013-14 session, as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.
Do you think he should?
— How do you rate the quality of education in your public school district?
Public education received mixed grades in a survey taken for the Pennsylvania Business Council Education Foundation, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently reported.
Lawmakers have debated education funding and proposed charter school reforms.
Do you think schools need more money? And do you think parents need more choices?
— And how do you rate Gov. Tom Corbett’s performance?
Democrats have been speculating about potential challengers for 2014. And the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that Corbett’s been a major issue in the current state attorney general’s race.
What’s one thing you’d like to see Corbett accomplish in the next two years?