From the press release promoting the Montgomery County presser on the "Had Enough?" campaign:
Had Enough? will ask Pennsylvanians to tell the senator their experiences with red tape, government waste and overregulation.
Since joining the Senate, Sen. Toomey has heard from many small business owners and local officials who have been burdened by government overreach and overregulation, including officials in Lower Merion Township.
These officials were concerned about upcoming enforcement of a longstanding Transportation Department mandate that would require all municipalities to replace their current street signs with new signs that meet federally approved reflectivity standards. According to the mandate, local towns would be responsible for paying for the replacement of current street signs – about $1.5 million for Lower Merion alone.
Working with the Transportation Department, Sen. Toomey achieved a historical exemption for Lower Merion to preserve the township's character and cast-iron street signs. And thanks to Sen. Toomey's work, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced in late August that the department would eliminate the street sign replacement mandate.
LaHood said at the time of the announcement: "A specific deadline for replacing street signs makes no sense and would have cost communities across America millions of dollars in unnecessary expenses." The new signs would be required only when the old signs needed to be replaced. But Toomey intends to fight that as well, according to the release.
On Monday, the senator will also unveil the Stopping Intrusive
Government Now (SIGN) Act, which would eliminate the federal
government's ability to issue a mandatory minimum reflectivity standard
for street signs and forever protect municipalities' unique street