Friday, December 21, 2012
State Rep Warren Kampf calls on lawmakers and the public to take a broad view before rushing to gun control legislation.
Friday, December 21, 2012
State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) is calling on lawmakers and the public to take a broad approach to responding to the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 children and six adults dead last Friday. In an editorial sent to Patch, the newly re-elected State Representative says "I do not believe we can rush into a course of action. For one thing, all of the facts about the Newtown shootings are not yet available. To take action without the correct facts is to risk making decisions that do not meet our common goals and would waste our collective will on weak or useless measures." Reflections on the Horror of Newtown By Warren Kampf 157th District In response to the tragic events in Newtown, CT, there is a natural call to do …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A proposed radical change in state pension system would have a major impact on teachers, taxpayers and virtually every decision school boards, including TE must make about funding your child's education.
Propsed legislation that addresses one of the central issues in Pennsylvania's public school funding crisis would radically change the way state public employees, incuding teachers, receive pensions. State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) has introduced two bills that would take the burden of making up for stock, bond, securities, and other trading market losses off the backs of school districts. Teacher and other state employee pensions would then be directed by the employees themselves. The proposed bill would change pensions from the current defined benefit system to a defined contribution system. Also on Patch: T/E School Board reaches agreement to avoid demoting PhD's in order to save money needed to fund pensions. So, what does …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Paul Drucker predicts economic issues, and the presidential race will work in his favor in his campaign to re-take the 157th District House seat in Harrisburg.
Paul Drucker is counting on buyer’s remorse to win the State House seat he lost in 2010. After losing the 157th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Warren Kampf by shy of 1,000 votes in 2010, the attorney-turned-Tredyffrin-supervisor-turned-state legislator is officially campaigning to win the seat back. And the Democrat thinks a reversal of fortunes might be in order. “[Kampf] has a record now that he didn’t have then,” Drucker told Patch on Wednesday afternoon, a few hours before a campaign kickoff event he hosted that night at his Bridge Street headquarters in Phoenixville. “I’ll be able to contrast to the voters what I represent from what he represents.” History of Narrow Vote Margins Drucker held the seat for…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
State Rep. Warren hosts town hall Sunday at 4 p.m..
State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) will hold a town hall meeting Sunday at 4 p.m. to brief members of the public on the state employees pension issue. The open meeting will take place at the Tredyffrin Township Building, 1100 Duportail Road in Berwyn, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, and all are welcome to attend. In announcement sent to TE Patch Kampf says "this is an important topic that my constituents have expressed interest in learning more about. There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding pension reform and its impact on local budgets. It is important that I have the opportunity to tell you what I know and to hear your thoughts, ideas and concerns. I will also talk about legislative proposals I and others are working on." …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
It's at the root of the biggest challenges facing the T/E School Board, and you're going to pay for it, one way or the other.
PSERS stands for Public School Employees' Retirement System. It also represents the single biggest expense that the Tredyffrin-Easttown (T/E) and other Pennsylvania school districts have virtually no control over. It is one of the biggest reasons the T/E School District is faced with finding ways to close a projected $16 million budget shortfall over the next few years. Among the local issues caused by the state-mandated pension expenses is whether to raise funds (through taxes and activities fees for examples) or cut other areas of the budget to pay the pension costs. Any decision could have a direct impact on property owners and school district families. To help make sense of it all and to answer questions about PSERS, the Tredyffrin-…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
An account of legislative votes in the General Assembly.
Closing out the calendar year, the House finished its 2011 session by passing several pieces of legislation. Though the Senate was out of session right before Christmas, the House approved measures on budgets, congressional redistricting, and motor vehicle laws. Below are votes in the Pennsylvania General Assembly for legislators representing Tredyffrin and Easttown. House of Representatives SB1249: Approving the Republican version introduced and approved in the Senate, state House members affirmed Dec. 20 a redistricting bill for U.S. House of Representative members. After Gov. Corbett's approval, the measure goes into effect for the 2012 congressional election. The House voted 136-61 in favor. Click here to see the local impact on …