Below are some important Harrisburg updates that may be helpful to you.
This week was relatively quiet in Harrisburg, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t anything noteworthy to report. While the House and Senate were not in session, there was a lot going on behind the scenes that will set up the weeks to come.
First, the state vaccine plan got an update this week with additional groups and timelines being mentioned by the Department of Health. You can view their website for more information here.
This week, I formally introduced Senate Bill 445 which will give individuals renewing either their vehicle registration or driver’s license an option to donate to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. This bill is another in a long list of legislation which I sponsored to assist in the fight against breast cancer. I can never thank the PA Breast Cancer Coalition enough for their work, and with 35 cosponsors, this legislation hopefully has enough support to continue the fight. You can read my official press release here.
Also, please keep in mind that relaxed COVID-19 mitigation protocols go into effect on Sunday, April 4th.
Finally, we all know that elections are important, but the Primary Election in May is even more important this year with a question on the ballot to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution. I have heard from countless people via phone calls, emails, or though my website about their disdain for the Governor’s unilateral power during the pandemic. This ballot question will restore the checks and balances in the process. However, the Governor’s Administration is playing politics and trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the voter with their misleading wording on the ballot. You can read my most recent op-ed on the ballot questions and the need for voters to have the correct information here.
If you’re interested, you can sign up to receive my newsletters that contain the most up to date information on statewide and local issues on my website, senatormensch.com. You can also keep an eye on my website for news releases, email me with questions or concerns, or find contact information for my district offices which you can get in touch with if you need anything.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 215-541-2388.
Senator Bob Mensch
24th Senatorial District