Here’s an indication of how fierce it is getting the Republican caucus right now. I’m thankful that my representative is sticking to his guns and fighting for the taxpayers.
From: Gannon, Bob
Sent: Friday, July 03, 2015 7:48 AM
To: Rep.Murtha; *Legislative Assembly Republicans
Subject: RE: CAUCUS Tuesday, July 7
I’ll be unable to attend caucus on Tuesday, but I am very comfortable with my level of understanding of the 2015 – 2017 budget. My vote will remain a no unless prevailing wage reform is dealt with as a part of this budget. I have offered to leadership to reconsider my position if they will allow the Lasee prevailing wage vote to come to the floor before the budget. At this time the only sound from leadership is crickets, thus they must be comfortable that they don’t need my vote, or the vote of any other like minded conservative interested in the best interests of their constituents, and not some special interest lobby.
Speaking of lobbyists, I was embarrassed, and fearful of media exposure to this dramatic public theater, that John Gard, appointed and highly compensated pimp for the road builders lobby, was working the room in GAR leading up to closed caucus on Wednesday. I’m sure the media would have a field day if any intrepid reporter had the wherewithal to actually have witnessed that abusive act. This is the kind of garbage behavior that makes politicians of all stripes get a certain level of stink on them.
For your own edification, I’ve attached a draft of a press release I’m working on to explain my position on the budget vote. Feel free to share this and my e-mail with the rest of the caucus if you wish, as I am more than willing to discuss my position with any of my peers or constituents.
Fighting for the 58th, and now, kind of a lone warrior fighting for the financial integrity of the entire state
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 4:12 PM
To: *Legislative Assembly Republicans
Subject: CAUCUS Tuesday, July 7
We will be having a caucus meeting next Tuesday, July 7th at 1:00 pm in GAR. Fiscal Bureau will be there to brief us on the budget and answer any questions, and we will also finish up discussions regarding the other issues on the floor next week.
As always, please be in your seats at 1:00pm sharp. If you cannot attend, please let my office know by 5:00 pm on Monday