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By Franklin L. Kury

During this legislative autobiography Franklin L. Kury tells the tale approximately his election to the Pennsylvania condo of Representatives, and later the Senate, opposed to the senior Republican in the home and an entrenched patronage association. the one Democrat elected from his district to serve in the home or Senate because the Roosevelt landslide in 1936, Kury used to be instrumental in enacting the environmental modification to the country structure, a finished fresh streams legislation, the gubernatorial incapacity legislation, reform of the Senate’s method for affirmation of gubernatorial appointments, a brand new public software legislation, and flood simple and hurricane water administration legislation. the tale advised this is in keeping with Kury’s memories of his event, supplemented by way of his own records, wide learn within the legislative records, and conversations with individuals a professional at the concerns. This e-book is definitely documented with notes and appendices of important files. numerous chapters supply precise “inside” descriptions of the way campaigns succeeded and the enactment of laws occurred. The passage of the environmental modification, fresh streams legislations, public software code, flood undeniable and typhoon water administration legislation, and the gubernatorial incapacity legislations are mentioned in a fashion that finds what it takes to move such proposals. The booklet concludes with the author’s reflections at the legislature’s old legacies, its current operation, and its destiny.

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B. 585 while I looked over his shoulder. The photograph was taken and published previously by Outdoor People of Pennsylvania, the newspaper of the state Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. Since I worked on the bill with Basse Beck, I was invited to the signing ceremony by the Sportsmen’s Federation and took full advantage of the opportunity. The paper willingly provided me a copy of the photograph. Inside, the brochure urged a vote for me for “Clean Streams and Clean Politics” signed by Basse Beck.

The voting public had the picture of a county election system of questionable integrity that seemed annually subject to protracted election disputes. It was a painful experience for both the political parties and the public. In the first election contests, the ballot boxes were stored in the bowels of the courthouse basement. Guards employed by both political parties sat by the door to the storage room in round-the-clock shifts to protect against tampering with the ballots. In the 1967 contest for county commissioners the ballot boxes were stored in the vault at the First National Bank of Sunbury, eliminating the possibility of ballot tampering and the need to hire guards.

The lower third of the pages had the following quotation. “. . in this election it isn’t enough to vote as your grandfather did or as your father did. ’ You’ve got to look beneath the labels. It isn’t enough to vote as somebody else tells you, someone who is the head of an organization to which you belong . . JUDGE THE CANDIDATES ON THE BASIS NOT OF WHAT LABELS THEY WEAR, BUT WHAT’S BEHIND THEM . . ” —RICHARD M. )3 Considering the nasty attack on Democrats in the annual letter Chairman Lark mailed every election eve, as well as his always urging a straight Republican vote, I took considerable satisfaction in sending this brochure to every Republican household in the district.

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