Top Ten Reforms Ignored by Governor Corbett and the Legislature

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10) 52% of Pennsylvania voters prefer the current
electoral system. (a)

9) 54% of Pennsylvania voters support pension
reform. (b)

7) 65% of Pennsylvanians favor a natural gas
tax. (c)

8) 67% of Pennsylvania voters want to prohibit
public officials form taking gifts. (d)

6) 72% of Pennsylvania voters want to vote on
a Constitution Convention. (d)

5) 75% of Pennsylvania voters want the the power
of Initiative and Referendum. (b)

4) 76% of Pennsylvania voters want to shrink the
size of the legislature and support term limits. (d)

3) 78% of Pennsylvania voters support campaign
finance and want to reform state government. (d)

2) 82% of Pennsylvania voters want to prohibit
lame-duck sessions. (d)

1) 84% of Pennsylvania do not approve of their
legislators’ job performance. (e)

Sources:

a) Qunnipiac University poll.

b) Commonwealth Foundation.

c) Franklin & Marshall College poll.

d) Democracy Rising. & Franklin & Marshall College poll.

e) Franklin & Marshall College poll.

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