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2017-2018 Pennsylvania State Budget Progess is Officially Underway
On Tuesday, February 7, Governor Tom Wolf addressed the Pennsylvania General Assembly in a joint legislative session to introduce and lay out his blueprint for the 2017-2018 State Budget. After hearing what the Governor has planned I am pleased by the fact that unlike his budget proposals in the past there are no broad-based tax increases, and he has also made an effort to streamline government. I am also encouraged by the fact that education and efforts to combat the state’s opioid epidemic continue to be top priorities.
While I do remain optimistic there are a few pieces of the proposed budget that raise some concern for me. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I am looking forward to taking a closer look at the Governor’s proposal during the 3 weeks of budget hearings.
If you are interested in learning more about the proposed budget as well as following along with the upcoming hearings please be sure to visit the Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator Pat Brown’s website. http://appropriations.pasenategop.com/
PECO and Aqua Pennsylvania to Restrict Roads in Delaware County for Utility Improvements
Weekday travel restrictions are scheduled on Manchester Avenue in Delaware County, for gas and water main installations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced.
Thursday, February 16, and Friday, February 17, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Aqua Pennsylvania will close Manchester Avenue between Radnor Street and Wallingford Avenue in Nether Providence and Upper Providence townships and Media Borough, Delaware County, for water main installation. During the closure, Manchester Avenue motorists will be detoured over Baltimore Pike, Route 252 (Providence Road) and Brookhaven Road.
This past week it was my pleasure to host and introduce to the Senate the 2016 PIAA Quad-A Girls Volleyball Champs the Garnet Valley High School Jaguars.
Changes in Application Requirements for State Police Cadets
The Pennsylvania State Police has changed its application requirements to be hired as a state police cadet. Now, individuals can submit an employment application without having obtained the required associate’s degree or 60 semester hours of college credit.
This change allows applicants to continue their education while moving through the hiring process at the same time. The associate’s degree or 60 semester hours of college credit still must be obtained prior to appointment to a cadet class. http://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/PA-State-Police-Details.aspx?newsid=242
PFSA Blue Ribbon Champion Nomination Forms Available to Recognize Those Protecting Pennsylvania's Children from Abuse
Nominations are being accepted until February 27 for the first-ever “PA Blue Ribbon Champion for Kids” awards to be announced in April during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Professionals, volunteers, and residents of Pennsylvania who have made a significant impact in protecting children are eligible for the recognition.
Blue Ribbon Champion Awards winners are shining examples of people working in Pennsylvania to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families. The Award is an opportunity to honor champions for children across the state who work tirelessly, often without fanfare or recognition, to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.
To nominate someone you know please visit http://www.pablueribbonchampion.org/nominate
Reminder SEPTA Key Fare for Senior Riders
For those of you who do not know already, SEPTA has launched a new fare program to service senior riders.
The new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card will replace the other forms of identification - PA Senior Citizen Transit ID, Railroad Retirement Card, Medicare Card, PA Driver License, or PA Non-Driver Identification Card - you may currently be using to validate your eligibility for senior travel privileges.
For more information, visit www.septa.org/key/index.html.
My staff is available to assist you in applying for this ID. Please stop by my Glen Mills district office to have your picture taken. The ID provides free travel on all SEPTA Transit and I encourage all seniors to take advantage of this resource.
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How to Contact Me
I have 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