Mar

03

2017

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]

Mar

02

2017

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]

Mar

02

2017

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]

Mar

02

2017

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]

Mar

02

2017

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]

Feb

23

2017

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]

Feb

22

2017

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]

Feb

21

2017

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]

Feb

21

2017

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]

Feb

08

2017

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]