Jun

07

2017

June 07, 2017

On Wednesday, June 7, the Senate Communications & Technology Committee, Senate Law & Justice Committee, and the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee participated in a joint hearing to discuss the Statewide Radio System and the Pennsylvania State Police’s Pilot Program on P25 Deployment.   [Read More]

Jun

07

2017

June 07, 2017

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Infrastructure, Environment and Government Operation - June 7, 2017   [Read More]

May

15

2017

May 15, 2017

May

09

2017

May 09, 2017

Senator Mensch welcomed and introduced the Guest Chaplain of the Senate , Mr. Brad Mellon, along with his wife Marilyn, and their friends Bryan and Darlene Finnemeyer.   [Read More]

Apr

27

2017

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]

Apr

19

2017

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]

Mar

22

2017

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]

Mar

09

2017

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]

Mar

08

2017

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]

Mar

07

2017

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]