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Budget Hearing Q&A: Judiciary

February 26, 2019
Senator Mensch discussed the impact of justice reinvestment and specialty courts and how these strategies have affected judicial costs during today’s PA Senate Budget hearing with the PA Judiciary.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Transportation

February 25, 2019
Senator Mensch discussed the importance of proper line painting to road safety, as well as road drainage problems and their impact on road life with PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 25, 2019
During the Department of Labor & Industry budget hearing, Senator Mensch questioned Secretary Oleksiak about the number of workers who earn the current minimum wage and how a minimum wage increase would affect workers who already earn a higher wage.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PA State Police

February 21, 2019
During the budget hearing for the PA State Police, Senator Mensch discussed the new statewide radio system, the processing of rape evidence kits, and the challenge of updating the State Police funding formula.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 21, 2019
Senator Mensch questioned PASSHE Chancellor Dan Greenstein about how the State System of Higher Education is working to better prepare students to meet the needs of the workforce during today’s PASSHE budget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of State

February 20, 2019
Senator Mensch told Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar about the need to include the Legislature in implementing new voting systems, and asked about hacking threats and the rush to force counties to implement change.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 19, 2019
Senator Mensch asked Independent Fiscal Office Director Matthew Knittel what Pennsylvania is doing in terms of tax policies to attract and retain business in PA and create new jobs.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 19, 2019
Senator Mensch questioned Revenue Secretary Hassell on the merits of the Governor’s proposed combined reporting requirement for businesses and discussed the RFPs for I-lottery and scratch-off games.     [Read More]

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Response to Governor’s Budget Address

February 05, 2019
Senator Bob Mensch offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.   [Read More]

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Mensch: Senate Ready to Review Governor’s State Budget Request

February 05, 2019
Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) and fellow members of the Senate Appropriations Committee are set to begin reviewing the $34.1 billion state budget proposed today by Gov. Tom Wolf.   [Read More]

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Senate Adopts Mensch Resolution Designating “First Responder Appreciation Week” in PA

January 31, 2019
On Tuesday the Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) designating the week of January 1 through January 7, 2019 as “First Responder Appreciation Week” in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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7th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast

November 08, 2018
Senator Mensch’s 7th annual Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast, held at Upper Perkiomen High School.     [Read More]

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Mensch Measure Recognizing October 8 as “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day” Adopted by Senate

October 03, 2018
The Senate today adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) recognizing October 8, 2018 as “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day” in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Mensch: Senate Sends Bill Protecting Domestic Abuse Victims to Governor for Enactment

October 03, 2018
The Senate today approved legislation supported by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) removing firearms from those subject to Protection from Abuse orders or convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence more quickly, and eliminating third-party “safekeeping” of firearms with family or friends.   [Read More]

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Mensch Measure Recognizing October 13 as “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” Adopted by Senate

October 02, 2018
A resolution sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) recognizing October 13, 2018 as “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania was adopted by the Senate this week.   [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Recognizes Palisades Robotics Team in Harrisburg

September 26, 2018
Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) was pleased to introduce and recognize the Cybersonics Technology Team 103 from Palisades High School during their visit to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Cybersonics Technology Team 103, or Team 103, recently received the Gracious Professionalism Award and the Entrepreneurship Award during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and […]   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Mensch Bill Creating First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts

September 26, 2018
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) creating First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts in Pennsylvania was approved by the Senate today.   [Read More]

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Public Roundtable on School Safety – Quakertown, PA

September 14, 2018
Senate Majority Policy Committee | September 21, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. | Quakertown, PA |     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Measure Targeting Domestic Violence in Front of Children

May 23, 2018
The Senate today approved legislation that would lead to tougher sentences for crimes of domestic violence committed in front of children.   [Read More]