Lentz, Vitali Protecting ACORN — Among the 102 Democrats who think it acceptable to give tax money to partisan groups were Delaware County’s own Bryan Lentz (161) and Greg Vital (166). They were among the partisan mob voting against a motion by Steve Barrar (R-160) to amend the state Fiscal Code to prohibit tax money from going to groups that solicit campaign contributions, endorse or oppose candidates and conduct partisan voter registration drives.
While the motion was directed at ACORN, it obviously would have applied to any group
There were 94 members — all Republicans — voting for the measure.
Jack Potter from the office of State Rep. Seth Grove (R-196) has said that
ACORN has received $200,000 in state grants since 2007.