The January edition of the local television program hosted by State Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) focuses on the senator’s bipartisan work to fight the scourge and revitalize communities in Pennsylvania.
“In some cities, the ongoing revitalization feels like a miracle, given the terrible conditions these communities faced years ago,” Argall said. “Blight appears to have done what many consider impossible in our current political climate – he is able to bring together Democrats and Republicans and Independents, members of the House and Senate as well as the Governor’s Office to find real solutions. .”
Argall’s first report of the new year focuses on a recent presentation the senator gave to the American Folklore Society. It explains how Jim Thorpe grew from a distressed community in the 1960s and 1970s to a top tourist destination that created a slew of new jobs for local residents.
Argall also points to a recent roundtable hosted by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania where he and Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) were invited to make remarks. Argall notes that while he and Sturla disagree on many issues, they agree that political affiliations shouldn’t matter when it comes to fighting the scourge.
“We’ve seen a real bipartisan push to tear down dilapidated structures across Pennsylvania, in urban and rural areas, to improve our communities and breathe new life into our old towns,” Argall continued. “I look forward to continued progress in communities like Pottsville, Shenandoah, Hamburg, Tamaqua, Reading and Hazleton.”
This edition of the Argall Report will air on Blue Ridge Communications (channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.; Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m.; Electric Cable Service: Hazleton, Town of Mahanoy; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 channel 507 and MetroCast Communications channel 10. Please check local listings for airtime.
The show is also available online at https://www.senatorargall.com/argallreport/.