In case you missed the story yesterday, Lt. Governor Joe Scarnati has told Governor Rendell “enough already”:
“It is clear that the governor does not recognize that Pennsylvania families live paycheck to paycheck or he would follow the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and refrain from using payless paydays as a budgetary scare tactic,” Scarnati said.
Scarnati disagrees with the administration’s interpretation that the state constitution trumps federal law. He claims it is an interpretation that Rendell is using to try to force Senate Republicans to give in to his demand for a tax increase to support a higher level of state spending.
Add our own Lt. Governor to the slowly-growing list of politicians taking our side. Thanks, Joe — but how did it get this far to begin with?