Just want to remind everyone about Lamont McClure’s stupid as hell vote against letting the LV Board of Health finish the almost-done Bi-County Health Department study with their own grant money. You’d expect this kind of foolishness from Republicans, but McClure was the only Democrat to go along with it:
The vote Northampton County Council took Monday night on the Bi-County Health Department was not a vote against using taxpayer dollars for the project.
It was not a vote against using taxpayer dollars to fund the study of the project.
It was a vote against allowing the Lehigh Valley Board of Health to spend money it already has to continue a study that is already in progress.
Basically it was a vote in favor of ignorance – to not learn anything more about the idea.
It’s the legislative equivalent of a toddler plugging his ears and stamping his feet to block out an unwanted scolding.
Even more short-sightedly, Council is leaving millions in state grants on the table that would have gone to preventive services that could save individuals money by reducing the incidence of illness and trips to the doctor.