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State’s Senior Senator Holds Town Meeting on Campus


College President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes and introduces Sen. Arlen Specter John R. Cuprisin, associate professor of automotive technology, questions the senator about future employability of School of Transportation Technology graduates, both in the automotive industry and amid threatened FAA outsourcing of airline maintenance Responding to a complaint about the Internal Revenue Service, Specter shows off his one-sheet 'flat tax' return Senator's town meeting draws interested constituents to Penn College campus U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter held a public town meeting in Penn College’s Professional Development Center on Tuesday morning, fielding wide-ranging questions from more than a dozen constituents in the crowd. Second in line among Senate Republicans to assume chairmanship of the appropriations committee, Specter is holding a series of town meetings across Pennsylvania during the fall recess. Among the hot-button topics advanced by area residents were the recent Wall Street bailout, inequities of health-insurance coverage, ballot access for third-party candidates, the costliness of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup and finding budget priorities in the competition for federal funding.

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