Government & Law Enforcement Leadership
U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright says he has been more effective than he expected and is still focused on bringing family-sustaining jobs to the region. Cartwright said his goal since he took office in 2013 has been to give Northeastern Pennsylvania the best representation he can. He is currently seeking a second two-year term. Finding jobs and bringing them to his district remains Cartwright’s top priority. Cartwright said he feels he has been more effective than he expected, noting he managed to get one bill signed into law: House Bill 3547, which was part of the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill. It calls for a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment ($1 million) to 1,809 non-salaried Tobyhanna Army Depot employees and other blue-collar federal workers. Having gotten involved with finding a solution to the crime problem associated with Sherman Hills in Wilkes-Barre, Cartwright said that if new ownership takes over he expects a gradual improvement and the decline in violent crime. In conservative public opinion he seems to be a little more interested in his re-election campaign then the problems currently at hand in Wilkes-Barre.
Crime & Law Enforcement
As for law enforcement, crime experts that were interviewed say a key solution lies in supplementing routine police work with dedicated analysis of cases to dete...