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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]

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Judiciary Budget Hearing

February 23, 2016
  During the Judiciary Budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked about the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts as well as elder abuse.   [Read More]

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Independent Fiscal Office Hearing

February 22, 2016
During the Independent Fiscal Office's budget hearing, Senator Mensch asked Director Matthew Knittel about the proposed personal income tax increase and its potential impact given his facts and figures on PA's changing demographic change and diminishing collective wealth.     [Read More]

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Governor’s Budget Office Budget Hearing

February 22, 2016
Senator Mensch questions PA Budget Secretary Albright about funding for seniors with declining lottery revenues.     [Read More]

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Governor’s Budget Office Budget Hearing

February 22, 2016
Senator Mensch questions PA Budget Secretary Albright about the false $1 billion cut to education claim, personal income tax proposal and more.     [Read More]

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Senator Bob Mensch Reacts to Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

February 09, 2016
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) expressed grave concern over Governor Wolf’s remarks and budget proposal. Listen     [Read More]

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Mensch Discusses State Borrowing with Treasury Official

February 08, 2016
During a joint hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on the implementation of the General Appropriation Act 10-A of 2015, Senator Mensch questions Christopher Craig, Esq., Chief Counsel, PA State Treasury.     [Read More]

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Senator Bob Mensch hosted the Guest Chaplain of the Senate, Dr. Brad Mellon

January 27, 2016
Watch Dr. Mellon’s prayer and Senator Mensch’s introduction of the chaplain and his wife     [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Discusses State Budget and Senate Agenda on PCN Call-In Show

January 20, 2016
Senator Mensch participated in PCN’s Call-In Program on January 19, 2016 to discuss the PA Budget and Senate agenda.     [Read More]

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Senate Approves 2015-16 Spending Plan Without Massive Tax Increases

December 08, 2015
  Senator Mensch comments on the budget passed by the Senate that includes cost-cutting reform and historic funding for education without the need for the massive tax increases originally proposed by Governor Wolf.   [Read More]