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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

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Sincerely,

Tom Killion


General Assembly Sends State Budget to the Governor

The Legislature sent the governor a state spending plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The $31.5 billion budget plan passed by the Legislature represents a compromise budget that received bipartisan support. It is important to point out that the compromise budget came in almost $2 billion less than the higher level of spending initially requested by Governor Wolf in February.

Also significant is that the budget has no broad-based tax increases. The plan also meets mandatory state obligations and provides significant resources for our state’s top priorities. Some of the highlights of the budget include:

  • $15 million to combat the opioid addiction crisis which includes funds for emergency addiction treatment and behavioral health services.
  • An increase in the state’s share of PreK-12 funding (by $665 million) to a historic high of $11.7 billion.
  • A $20 million increase for special education.
  • An increase of $10.4 million for early intervention programs, and $5 million more for Head Start programs.
  • The budget restores important health related funding that was eliminated by the Governor for a number of programs: Regional Cancer Institutes ($600,000); Lupus ($100,000); Trauma Prevention ($460,000); Epilepsy Support Services ($550,000); Bio-Technology Research ($669 million); Tourette Syndrome ($150,000); ALS Support Services ($500,000).
  • Increases in Higher Education funds of 2.5 percent for institutions like Temple University, Penn State University, West Chester University and Delaware County Community College.

Senator Killion Sponsors Resolution to Warn About Dangers of Heat Stroke

The PA State Senate unanimously adopted my resolution to recognize June 20th through June 26th as “Heat Stroke Prevention Week” in Pennsylvania. Raising awareness on this issue will help reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by heat stroke when children are left in hot cars. This year in the United States 16 children have fallen victim to these senseless accidents, which is a huge increase compared to last year at the same time. Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle-related fatalities for children 14 and younger. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Hopefully, this resolution will raise awareness and prevent these tragedies from occurring.


Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program

The Department of Environmental Protection is making grants available for residents under PA’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. This would provide rebates to assist individuals with the costs of purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle. The rebates are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. If you are interested in applying, please visit www.dep.state.pa.us using the keyword Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates.


Residents of Maris Grove visited the Capitol on Monday, June 27. They were introduced on the Senate Floor and were given a tour of the historic building


On Wednesday, 6/22, I met with participants of the Keystone State Boys Program, who live in the 9th Senatorial District and were in Harrisburg for the day.


Town Hall Meetings

In July, I will be hosting Town Hall Meetings throughout the 9th District. This is a chance for you to voice your concerns about state government issues. The first meeting will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. at Garden City Fire Company. If you plan on attending please RSVP to 610-358-5183. Light refreshments will be served. I hope to see you there.


Satellite Offices Now Open

Satellite offices have been set up to provide close-to-home services to area residents. The location and hours are listed here:

Nether Providence Township Building
214 Sykes Lane
Wallingford, PA 19086
1st Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Edgmont Township Building
1000 Gradyville Road
Gradyville, PA 19039
2nd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Borough of Marcus Hook
10th and Green Streets
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
3rd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kennett Township Building
801 Burrows Run Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
4th Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We will now have satellite office hours at:
The Chester Township Municipal Building
1150 Engle Street
Chester, PA 19013
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
1pm - 4pm


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.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-5183
Fax: 610-358-5184

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