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Senate Approves Budget/Comprehensive COVID-19 Funding Package

May 29, 2020
Facing an uncertain economic future and working to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Senate today (May 28) set a course for recovery by approving a $25.8 billion interim budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 as well as a plan to direct $2.6 billion in federal CARES funding to support individuals, small businesses, organizations and county governments that were most severely impacted by the virus, according to State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24).   [Read More]

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Cedarville Engineering Group

May 26, 2020
On this edition of “Zooming Around the 24th District”, Senator Bob Mensch talks with April Barkasi, CEO of Cedarville Engineering Group.   [Read More]

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Second Glance Hair Design

May 26, 2020
On this edition of “Zooming Around the 24th District”, Senator Bob Mensch talks with Jill Robinson, owner of Second Glance Hair Design.   [Read More]

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Driver Training Services

May 20, 2020
On this edition of “Zooming Around the 24th District”, Senator Bob Mensch talks with Bob Gillmer, owner of Driver Training Services.   [Read More]

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Sly Fox Brewing Company

May 19, 2020
On this edition of “Zooming Around the 24th District”, Senator Bob Mensch talks with John Giannopoulos, owner of Sly Fox Brewing Company.   [Read More]

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Senate Committees Dig Deeper on Flaws in PA’s Unemployment Compensation System

May 05, 2020
Today, members of the Pennsylvania Senate Labor and Industry and Communications and Technology Committees held a joint hearing to examine issues on the Unemployment Compensation system during the COVID-19 pandemic.   [Read More]

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Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services and Local Government Committees Hold Joint Hearing on Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

May 04, 2020
Today, members of the Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services and Senate Local Government Committees held a joint hearing on the Wolf Administration’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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The PA Legislative Budget and Finance Releases Two Reports

May 04, 2020
The Senate Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC), chaired by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), released two reports on Monday, May 4, 2020.     [Read More]

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Legislative Budget and Finance Committee

May 04, 2020
Meeting of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to release reports entitled: (1) A Study of the Statutory Cap on the Pennsylvania State Police Complement (SR 105) and (2) The Impact of Tavern Gaming on the Pennsylvania State Lottery (Act 2013-90.)     [Read More]

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Telemedicine Bill Sent to Governor

April 21, 2020
As Pennsylvania continues to cope with the impact of COVID-19, the Senate today (April 21, 2020) gave final approval to a bill that promotes telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services, according to Senator Bob Mensch (R-24).   [Read More]

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Senate Approves Measures to Create a Better Process for COVID-19 Mitigation

April 15, 2020
The Senate approved two bills today that would provide some much-needed clarity and common sense to the process of deciding which businesses can safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Senator Bob Mensch (R-24).   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Budget Secretary

March 04, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with Budget Secretary Jen Swails I asked about impact of the Governor’s proposed transfers from the Race Horse Development Fund on employees in the industry and funding for higher education and enrollment in those schools.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association

March 04, 2020
I discussed the PA Joint Underwriting Association’s investments, reserve funds and rate competitiveness during a #PASenate #PAbudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
The deployment of the P25 State Radio System on DCNR land and removal of low-wall dams were part of my discussion with @DCNRnews officials at Tuesday’s #PASenate #PAbudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I discussed the impact of the proposed transfers from the Race Horse Development Fund and asked about efforts to address food insecurity.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education

February 27, 2020
At today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing on the @PADeptofHealth I asked why it has taken so long to address asbestos issues in schools that continue to pose a threat to students and how abatement can be done.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 26, 2020
At today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing I asked the @PAHealthDept Secretary about how medical marijuana-related profits are being taxed. I also raised concerns about the rise in the vaping industry.     [Read More]

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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]