Toomey in Lower Merion to announce legislation and new service

    Sen. Pat Toomey has a full agenda in Lower Merion Township this morning.

    He’s due there at 11:45 to announce two things: street sign legislation and a constituent service.

    Toomey will introduce the Stopping Intrusive Government Now Act to, “eliminate the federal government’s ability to issue a mandatory minimum reflectivity standard for street signs and forever protect municipalities’ unique street signs.”
    The legislation stems from Lower Merion’s fight against a requirement for municipalities to replace street signs to conform to new federal standards. Residents worked to keep their historic cast-iron signs instead.

    Toomey has something else up his sleeve: his Had Enough? constituent service to reduce government waste. He wants Pennsylvanians to report instances of waste, red tape and over-regulation.

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