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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:
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.
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
Edgmont Township Building
Borough of Marcus Hook
Kennett Township Building
We will now have satellite office hours at:
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