"I have kept my promise to lead by example on reform and change the culture of Harrisburg that costs taxpayers too much money. I will continue to work for changes that ensure government is working for you - and not the special interests."
Leading by Example to Reform Harrisburg
Saying "No" to Costly Perks
Joe kept his promise to say no to perks and has refused a taxpayer-paid car, per diems, cell phone and the automatic legislative salary Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in both 2011 and 2012.
Making Legislators Pay More
Joe fulfilled his pledge to pay for a portion of his own health insurance premiums and even supported an initiative that -- for the first time ever - forces all state Representatives to do the same.
More Transparent Government
Joe supported a new law that creates an on-line database of all state spending called PennWATCH to will let taxpayers see exactly where and how their money is spent.