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State System Q&A

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]

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Auditor General Q&A

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]

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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:     [Read More]

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Treasury Q&A

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]

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Senator Bob Mensch Reacts to Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

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]

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2017-2018 Budget Address

February 07, 2017
Senator Mensch offers his reaction to Governor Wolf’s budget address.     [Read More]

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Senate Passes Senator Mensch’s Performance Based Budgeting Bill

February 07, 2017
Harrisburg –  On Monday, February 6, 2017, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed Senator Bob Mensch’s (R-24) Performance Based Budgeting bill.   Listen   [Read More]

Senator Mensch Urges Residents to Take Part in January 10, 2017 Tele-Town Hall on PA Heroin, Opioid Crisis

January 04, 2017
Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic will be the focus of a third special Telephone Town Hall meeting, to be held at 6:30PM on Tuesday, January 10th from the State Capitol in Harrisburg, according to Senator Bob Mensch (R-24).   [Read More]

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December 2016 – Senator for a Day Program

November 30, 2016
On this edition of the Mensch Report, we present highlights from Senator Mensch’s annual “Senator for a Day” program, held at the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Montgomery County.     [Read More]

Senator Mensch Introduces Resolution Recognizing “First Responder Appreciation Week” in Pennsylvania

November 17, 2016
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) introduced a resolution yesterday recognizing January 1-7, 2017 as “First Responder Appreciation Week” in Pennsylvania. Listen   [Read More]

Senator Mensch hosts the Senate Guest Chaplain

October 26, 2016
Senator Mensch was honored to host the Senate Guest Chaplain, Pastor Peter Smith, on October 24th. Pastor Smith was joined by his son Nick and Elder Stephen Curley. You can listen to the prayer and their introduction to the Senate here: Listen   [Read More]

Senator Mensch Introduces Resolution Designating October 23-29 as “Pennsylvania German Heritage Week”

October 24, 2016
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) introduced Senate Resolution 470 today which designates the week of October 23, 2016 through October 29, 2016, as “Pennsylvania German Heritage Week” in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

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Legislative Budget & Finance Committee Meeting

October 19, 2016
Legislative Budget & Finance Committee meeting to release reports on: PA eHealth Partnership Authority Evaluation; Cost Estimates to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Lyme Disease and Related Tick-borne Diseases; and The Impact of Act 32 on the Collection of Local Earned Income Taxes   Listen   [Read More]

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Senator Mensch welcomed district intern, Robert Rein, during his visit to Harrisburg.

October 18, 2016
Robert is a senior at Ursinus College and is majoring in Political Science with a double minor in Economics and International Relations.     [Read More]

Senator Mensch Introduces Resolution Recognizing Community College Completion Week

September 29, 2016
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) introduced Senate Resolution 442 which designates the week of October 16-22, 2016 as “Community College Completion Week”.   [Read More]

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Senate Passes Senator Mensch’s Budget Reform Legislation

September 28, 2016
The Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 1341, sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), which would help eliminate wasteful government spending in Pennsylvania. Listen     [Read More]

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Reshoring/offshoring, and automation, industrial robotics and 3D printing in relation to the manufacturing industry

September 23, 2016
JOINT HEARING - Economy, Business and Jobs Caucus AND Manufacturing Caucus - September 28, 2016 Listen     [Read More]

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Performance Based Budgeting

September 16, 2016
Joint Hearing - Senate Appropriations and Majority Policy Committees - September 20, 2016   Listen   [Read More]

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Senator Mensch hosted Judy Smith, Wendy Ormsby, and Jennifer Arevalo in Harrisburg.

June 29, 2016
Senator Mensch hosted Judy Smith, Wendy Ormsby, and Jennifer Arevalo in Harrisburg.   Listen   [Read More]

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Senator Mensch Participates in Press Conference on Prostate Cancer Task Force

June 21, 2016
Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) joined Governor Tom Wolf during ceremonial signing of SB 609. SB 609, now Act 66 of 2015, was sponsored by Senator Mensch and is designed to create greater public awareness of measures available to detect, diagnose and treat prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions.     [Read More]