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May 2016 – The Mensch Report

April 29, 2016
On this edition of the Mensch Report, Senator Mensch discusses the need for increased awareness about prostate cancer with Dr. Angelo Baccala, Chief of Urology for the Lehigh Valley Health Network.     [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Participates in PA Commission for Community College Press Conference

April 05, 2016
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), co-chair of the bipartisan Community College Caucus, participated in the Pennsylvania Commission for Community College’s Press Conference in Harrisburg today to bring awareness to community colleges and their need for increased funding.     [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Holds 6th Community Safety Conference on Heroin Epidemic

March 31, 2016
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) held his 6th Community Safety Conference on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Richland Township building. The conference is the sixth in a series of Community Safety Conferences (CSC) held by Senator Mensch.     [Read More]

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Health and Human Services Subcommittee

March 21, 2016
Senator Mensch participated in the Infrastructure, Environment & Government Operation Appropriations Subcommittee Meeting regarding Health & Human Services. During the hearing, he asked about reducing the waiting list for those needing services.     [Read More]

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Department of Health Budget Hearing

March 08, 2016
During the PA Department of Health budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked about the impact of the Governor's vetoes and reduction in line items for preventative healthcare. In addition, he asked for their input on the standards for cancer screenings.     [Read More]

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Liquor Control Board Budget Hearing

March 08, 2016
During the PA Senate Liquor Control Board budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked about the measurements in place to monitor inventory/sales in stores and measuring investment of stores.     [Read More]

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Education Budget Hearing

March 08, 2016
During the PA Senate budget hearing for Pennsylvania Department of Education, Senator Mensch mentioned that only 19 cents of every dollar spent on education goes towards the classroom. In addition, he stressed that PA needs to consider more measureable standards and implement more accountability in order to ensure that every education dollar spent has the greatest impact on education.     [Read More]

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Revenue/Lottery Budget Hearing

March 07, 2016
  During the PA Department of Revenue/Lottery hearing, Senator Mensch asked Secretary McNulty about the damaging effects that the bank shares tax increase will have on the consumer. In addition, he emphasized that the Governor's proposed 10%-11% tax increase will only hurt the middle class.   [Read More]

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DHS Budget Hearing

March 07, 2016
  During the budget hearing for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Senator Mensch talked to the Secretary about the growing concerns shared by service providers in the 24th Senatorial District, which included concerns regarding the support intensity scale and the compensation for support service personnel.   [Read More]

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Department of Aging Budget Hearing

March 01, 2016
During the budget hearing for the PA Department of Aging, Senator Mensch asked if any progress had been made by the Department in regards to the recommendations made by the Alzheimer's Task Force.     [Read More]

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DGS Budget Hearing

March 01, 2016
During the budget hearing for the PA Department of General Services, Senator Mensch asked Secretary Topper how they could install true measurements to effectively control the direction of government and its spending.     [Read More]

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Labor and Industry Budget Hearing

March 01, 2016
During the PA Labor and Industry budget hearing, Senator Mensch discussed the successful SEWN layoff aversion program, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and shared his thoughts on minimum wage.     [Read More]

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Corrections Budget Hearing

February 29, 2016
During the Corrections budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked about the rising pension costs for the DOC and noted that the 772% increase over 10 years for DOC pensions shows need for reform.     [Read More]

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Department of Transportation Budget Hearing

February 29, 2016
During the PennDOT ?budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked Secretary Richards about addressing road issues in the 24th Senatorial District.     [Read More]

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Department of Environmental Protection Budget Hearing

February 25, 2016
During the Department of Environmental Protection Budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked the Secretary why his department postponed meeting with his constituents about an important environmental concern regarding safe water.     [Read More]

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Drug and Alcohol Programs Budget Hearing

February 25, 2016
During the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs budget hearing, Senator Mensch talked about the need to further education the public about the growing heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania. My comments.     [Read More]

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PA State Police Budget Hearing

February 25, 2016
During the PA Budget hearing with the Pennsylvania State Police, Senator Mensch asked about establishing a mandatory alert system for vulnerable children and adults who stray away from home.     [Read More]

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DCNR Budget Hearing

February 24, 2016
During the PA DCNR budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked how grant money (funded by taxpayers) is used for DCNR programs and activities and emphasized that government funding should not be used to subsidize the private sector.     [Read More]

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Treasury Budget Hearing

February 23, 2016
During the Pennsylvania Treasury Department budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked how the Treasury will determine future “emergency funding” following Governor Wolf's tactic of implementing harsh blue line vetos but then deciding to spend funds that he previously vetoed.     [Read More]