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Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services

February 26, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices, I told Secretary Teresa Miller that local human services providers inform me that contracted Managed Care Organizations are not responsive to problems, and more oversight it needed.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Aging

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Department of Aging, I raised serious concerns about slow responses, delayed pay and other problems regarding the rollout of the Community HealthChoices program.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PALaborIndustry, I noted the benefits of the Strategic Early Warning Network in preventing job losses and requested an update on the Employment First program for disabled Pennsylvanians.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of State

February 20, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAStateDept, I asked about efforts to prevent human error in the election process, personal privacy and fraud prevention.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 20, 2020
I asked about what has been done to implement recommendations made by a commission established to report on the long-term viability of the @StateSystem at a #PASenate #PABudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

February 19, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @CorrectionsPA, I asked Secretary John Wetzel about safety & other issues facing the transition into SCI Phoenix, and the status of the old prison.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADrugAlcohol, I asked about the potential impact on gambling addition programs by the Governor’s proposal to drain the Horse Racing Fund and the use of methadone in treatment programs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PARevenue and @PALottery, I questioned how the legalization and regulation of skills games would affect future Lottery sales. I also raised concerns about sales tax audits in the lodging industry.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
I think #dynamicmodeling could be a useful tool to assess future impacts on the PA budget and asked @Ind_Fisc_Office Director Matthew Knittel about its potential impact.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
As sponsor of legislation to bring Performance-Based Budgeting to PA, I was happy to hear it’s changing state budgeting behavior. I asked @Ind_Fisc_Office officials about the impact of PBB. #PASenate #PAbudget     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Mensch Bill Creating First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts

February 05, 2020
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) creating First-Time Homebuyers Savings Accounts in Pennsylvania was approved by the Senate today. Listen   [Read More]

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Senate to Review Governor’s Proposed State Budget

February 04, 2020
Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) said the Senate will carefully review the $36.1 billion state General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 unveiled by Governor Tom Wolf today before a joint session of the General Assembly.   [Read More]

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To release a report entitled: “A Study of the Impact of Venue for Medical Professional Liability Actions – Senate Resolution 20”

January 31, 2020
Legislative Budget and Finance Committee | February 3, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Welcomes Schadler Family from Montgomery County to the Capitol

January 29, 2020
On Wednesday, Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) was pleased to welcome the Schadler family, from Montgomery County, to the Capitol.   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Bill to Cover Cost of Supplemental Breast Cancer Screenings

January 29, 2020
The Senate approved legislation today requiring insurers to cover supplemental screenings for women at high risk for breast cancer, including women with extremely dense breast tissue, Senator Mensch said.   [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Congratulates Boyertown Bears Girls Soccer Team on PIAA 4A State Championship

December 18, 2019
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) congratulated the Boyertown Senior High School girls’ soccer team on winning the PIAA 4A state championship during their trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Committee Approves Mensch Bill to Cover Cost of Supplemental Breast Cancer Screenings

November 26, 2019
The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday approved Senate Bill 595, legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to require insurers to cover supplemental screenings for women at high risk for breast cancer, including women with extremely dense breast tissue.   [Read More]

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8th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast

November 06, 2019
Senator Mensch hosts his 8th annual Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast, held at Upper Perkiomen High School.     [Read More]

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Senate Approves Mensch Bill Overhauling Older Adult Protective Services Act

October 29, 2019
The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) to overhaul the Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA), which aims to detect and reduce elder abuse in the Commonwealth, as well as provide protective services for Pennsylvanians over 60 years of age. Listen   [Read More]

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Senator Mensch introduces Pike Family to PA Senate

October 23, 2019
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) was pleased to introduce Wilfred, Marian, and Amelia Pike to the Pennsylvania Senate.   [Read More]