Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
Laurel: To voters. The so-called experts predicted voter turnout for Tuesday’s election to be below 40 percent, but each of our four counties saw more than 40 percent and all but Allegheny were over 45 percent.
Lance: To non-voters. So where were more than half of you folks? Almost every community in the Alle-Kiski Valley had more than one race on the ballot, though the election for governor certainly was reason enough on a beautiful day to get out and be a good citizen.
On the “Watch List”:
• Recycling in Lower Burrell. Trash giant Waste Management told the city it wants almost 50 percent more to collect recyclables next year. That’s got the city looking for loopholes in the state law that mandates recycling for cities Lower Burrell’s size. Of course, if it can’t find one, residents will foot the tab.
• The winners in Tuesday’s state elections. Savor the victory because come January, the work begins. Those returning to the state House had better roll up their sleeves. Pennsylvanians cannot afford, and certainly should not tolerate, another two years of idle prattle on major issues like pension reform.