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Senate Guests

April 27, 2017
Senator Mensch welcomed and introduced Mr. Edmond Matten and Mr. Thomas Ashman to the Senate during their visit to Harrisburg.     [Read More]

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Boyertown Lady Bears Basketball team

April 19, 2017
Senator Mensch introduced the Boyertown Lady Bears Basketball team, who won the 2016-2017 PIAA State Class 6A Girls’ Basketball Championship, to the Senate.     [Read More]

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Legislative Budget & Finance Committee

March 22, 2017
Meeting of the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee to release reports on (1) PA State Police cost to provide safety on public highways and (2) grant expenditures by Commonwealth agencies     [Read More]

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DEP Budget Hearing

March 09, 2017
During the budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Senator Mensch asked about electronic recycling efforts in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the funding for hazardous site cleanup (HSCA), and more.     [Read More]

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Department of Health & Human Services Budget Hearing

March 08, 2017
During the PA Senate budget hearing with the proposed Health & Human Services Department, Senator Mensch asked about the funding for senior services and the consolidated waiver program. He also discussed his Employment First legislation which would require state agencies, that provide services to people with disabilities, to shift funding priorities to those services that help them obtain employment. This bill would not require any additional funding.     [Read More]

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Department of Education Budget Hearing

March 07, 2017
During the PA Senate budget hearing with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Senator Mensch asked Secretary Rivera about the pension system and expressed the need for reform.     [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Joins PA Prostate Cancer Coalition in Press Conference to Highlight Prostate Cancer Task Force Findings

March 07, 2017
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) joined the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition in the Capitol Rotunda today to focus on the final report generated by the Prostate Cancer Task Force.       [Read More]

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Revenue Budget Hearing

March 06, 2017
During the PA Senate budget hearing with the PA Department of Revenue/PA Lottery, Senator Mensch asked about the Governor's tax proposals and their potential impact.     [Read More]

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Community & Economic Development Budget Hearing

March 06, 2017
During the PA Senate budget hearing with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Senator Mensch asked Secretary Dennis Davin about Pennsylvania's life science sector and more.     [Read More]

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PEMA Budget Hearing

March 03, 2017
During the budget hearing with the State Fire Commissioner and PEMA, Senator Mensch asked about the statewide radio system & more     [Read More]

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Corrections and Probation & Parole Budget Hearing

March 02, 2017
During the budget hearing with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Senator Mensch asked about the timeline for the SCI Phoenix facility.     [Read More]

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State-Related Universities Budget Hearing

March 02, 2017
During the budget hearing with PA State-Related Universities, Senator Mensch asked the university presidents about their efforts to save costs.     [Read More]

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Military & Veterans Affairs Budget Hearing

March 02, 2017
During the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked how the federal funding situation has impacted PA military equipment and more.     [Read More]

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Labor & Industry Budget Hearing

March 02, 2017
During the budget hearing with PA Department of Labor & Industry, Senator Mensch asked Secretary Manderino about the funding for the Steel Valley Authority (SEWN), the unemployment call center statistics, unemployment center call waiting times, and more.     [Read More]

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State System Q&A

February 23, 2017
During the budget hearing for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Senator Mensch asked about the relationship between state universities and community colleges.     [Read More]

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Auditor General Q&A

February 22, 2017
During the #PASenate budget hearing with Pennsylvania Auditor General Office, Senator Mensch asked Auditor General Eugene DePasquale about the ongoing audit regarding the unemployment compensation center issue. They also discussed the unfunded liability with the municipal pension plans, which is $10 billion, and the need to address this issue.     [Read More]

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IFO Q&A

February 21, 2017
During the Independent Fiscal Office's budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked officials for their input on more ways to stimulate job growth and generate revenue. Senator Mensch and the panel also briefly discussed the impact of his SB 181, Performance Based Budgeting, which seeks to eliminate wasteful government spending. More information on SB 181 can be found here: http://www.senatormensch.com/senate-bill-181/.     [Read More]

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Treasury Q&A

February 21, 2017
: During the PA Senate budget hearings with the PA Treasury, Senator Mensch asked State Treasurer Joe Torsella about what kind of leaseback payments they could expect from leasing the Farm Show complex. In addition, Senator Mensch asked several questions about the Treasury's TAP program and more.     [Read More]

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Senator Bob Mensch Reacts to Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

February 08, 2017
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), along with his Senate colleagues, was encouraged to see a budget proposal from Governor Wolf that does not include any broad-based tax increases.     [Read More]

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2017-2018 Budget Address

February 07, 2017
Senator Mensch offers his reaction to Governor Wolf’s budget address.     [Read More]