Mensch Reappointed Chairman of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee

Harrisburg –  State Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) has been reappointed to chair the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, a bipartisan bicameral legislative panel created to identify and eliminate unnecessary government spending.

The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee is made up of six senators and six representatives and is authorized to conduct a wide range of research evaluating the operation and performance of state-funded programs and agencies, and eliminate unnecessary expenditures. To carry out these mandates, the LBFC is authorized to conduct a wide range of research activities pertaining to the operation and performance of state-funded programs and agencies.

Recent LBFC reports include prescription drug specialty tiers, police consolidation, the impact of slots gaming on the Pennsylvania state lottery, Philadelphia’s use of gaming funds, and more.

“The bipartisan research conducted at the direction LBFC will help identify what’s working in state government and what’s not, with the goal of protecting taxpayers and stretching limited resources to meet essential needs in difficult times.”

Senator Mensch also serves as the Vice Chair of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. He is also a member of the Aging and Youth Committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Games and Fisheries Committee, and the Public Health and Welfare Committee. He co-chairs the Senate Economy, Business and Jobs Caucus and the Community College Caucus.

More information about state issues is available at Senator Mensch’s website, www.SenatorMensch.com, on Facebook, and Twitter

CONTACT: Sarah Stroman sstroman@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388