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Speeding along

Our editorial today urges the state Senate to put the brakes on the speeding bill that would charge municipalities without police departments to pay for state police services.

This is led by Mike Surla, a Democrat from Lancaster, who has formed an alliance with urban legislators in the the House. That's been enough to get it past a committee on a straight party vote and perhaps it will be enough to get it through the Dem-led House.

But this bill, as we point out in the editorial, hasn't had a public hearing. Not ONE.

I doubt Sturla wants to hear the public on this one.

Let's hope the Senate stops it so we can have hearings on what would be a tax on rural communities.