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By Terry Tomassetti
Blair County Commissioner 

Home Rule: Its Status and Biggest Obstacle

Opinion / Guest Commentary


August 8, 2019

Postponement of the home rule referendum effort has become necessary for two primary reasons.

One is that other duties and primarily the time needed for completion of the courthouse restoration project before the end of this year have limited the time needed to devote to the home-rule issue.

The second reason is the significant media campaign anticipated for the General Election for the Blair County commissioner positions. There is a realistic concern that the Home Rule issue would be swallowed up in the deluge of political advertising and activity in the fall election if the campaigns a...

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