Political Performances Locally

Over 9,300 unemployed in Hernando County and Mr. McHugh has the audacity to brag about jobs created and retained 300. It’s a good thing he isn’t paid on job creation percentages. Although Mr. McHugh has made the papers quite a bit in the last year he has worked as the County Director of Business Development for over eight years. Who does his performance reviews?    

Another public figure we haven’t heard from is Mr. Schenck our supposed State Representative for District 44, after two years since his reelection he now makes the papers with a nice photo. Mr. Robert Schenck recently proposed a bill to eliminate the eye in the ski red light cameras. His reason is that the red light cameras are a form of tax imposed to generate revenue for local governments, and he feels the public safety concerns for citizens is being used as a guise just to increase revenues. It is my opinion that those who violate the law should be penalized for their infraction. Technology is an aid to law enforcement and much less costly than hiring patrolmen to monitor traffic intersections. It also frees patrolmen up to respond to other calls assisting our public therefore increasing public safety. Mr. Schenck should learn about cost controls and efficiencies, but than again it is an election year.

Yet, this shouldn’t surprise us, Mr. Schenck’s priorities are misdirected, here are other bills he co sponsored or voted for; he sponsored HB 73 to expedite the Permitting Process for Economic Development Projects specifically Home Building Developments.

He voted No on Amendment 337171 to Extend Unemployment Benefits to Part Time workers who probably represent many unemployed persons in Hernando County.

He voted yes on Growth Management Deregulation SB 360.

He voted yes on HN1219 Permitting Offshore Drilling.

Mr. Schenck, who do you represent?

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