As we begin the start of budget season in Harrisburg, I am anxious to get to work as your new state Senator and make progress on the issues that matter most to our communities. It is a true honor to represent you in Harrisburg.
I have always made it a priority to listen to the concerns of residents throughout Delaware and Chester Counties so I could shape my legislative agenda around the issues that have the greatest impact on our region.
First and foremost, my highest priority will be to stay connected with the fiber of our communities. To keep the lines of communication open, I have opened my district office in Glenn Mills, I have created a website for local residents and opened accounts on social media sites to gather your feedback.
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Swearing-In Ceremony Kicks Off Busy Legislative Session
It was an incredible honor to officially take the oath of office in the state Senate on May 11. The swearing-in ceremony is the first step of busy legislative that should include discussion of some of the issues that many local residents have identified as their highest priorities - education funding, job creation and government spending.
The legislature faces a number of serious challenges that must be addressed in the months to come, including a property tax system that is straining family budgets and a public employee pension system that is draining state tax dollars. Education funding is a serious concern for many community residents, who want good schools but also want accountability with education. Action on these two issues is crucial to ensure more of our local and state tax dollars can be put to good use in the classroom. Both of these measures are extremely important to the long-term fiscal health of the state, and I am optimistic that legislators can find some common ground on these issues.
Killion Presents Resolution to Brookhaven Volunteer Fire Company
To mark May 15th through 21st as “Emergency Medical Services Week” in Pennsylvania, I presented a resolution to the Brookhaven Volunteer Fire Company to recognize its firefighters and EMTs for their service to the community.
Since the formation of the Brookhaven Volunteer Fire Company which was chartered on June 7, 1922, it has provided area residents with quality service, answering the call in all types of emergency situations. It’s important that we recognized their daily contributions and the risks they face to keep us safe.”
I also joined my Senate colleagues in voting for two Senate Resolutions this week recognizing the service and dedication of Pennsylvania’s Emergency Medical Service providers.
Senate Resolution 376 designated the week of May 15th through 21st as “Emergency Medical Services Week” in Pennsylvania and Senate Resolution 377 designated May 18th as “EMS for Children Day” in Pennsylvania.
These resolutions honor the entire network of emergency medical responders, from ambulance attendants and paramedics to firefighters, police officers, and emergency room doctors and nurses who render aid in the wake of sudden, life-threatening illness and injury.
Roundtable Focuses on Finding Answers to Opiod Crisis
Last week, I joined Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan, other members of law enforcement, and local officials today at a roundtable discussion in Brookhaven on Pennsylvania’s heroin and opiod crisis.
The event is part of a statewide effort to gather information on how the heroin and opiod epidemic is affecting Pennsylvania and what can be done to save lives and battle addiction. The panel discussion focused on all aspects of the problem of abuse, from legislation and law enforcement to medical treatment options.
We are seeing deaths from heroin and opiod abuse escalate at an alarming rate. This truly is a crisis and we need to take a comprehensive and coordinated approach to fighting it. Roundtables like this will help us build on the tremendous work that D.A Whelan has spearheaded in Delaware County. There is a consensus that once people get hooked, we need to treat this as a disease and find ways for addicts to receive treatment that helps them recover,” Killion said. “Having policy maker’s involved in the discussion will help us realign policies in all aspects of government to better deal with this crisis.”
I commend the brave family members and other individuals impacted by this crisis for taking the time to share their story with us. I look forward to working with them to do our part to end this crisis.
How to Contact Me
I have a staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.
The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.
Senate Box 203009
100 Evergreen Drive