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Senator Tom killion

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Tom Killion

Senator Killion Takes Part in Senate Appropriation Committee Budget Hearings as a Newly Appointed Member

This week Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings began on the Governorís proposed budget. You can learn more about the governorís proposal on the Senate Appropriations website at

During the first week of hearings,  I was able to hear testimony and ask questions to leaders from the Treasury Department, the Independent Fiscal Office, Department of State, the Auditor General, Attorney General, PSSHE, and the State Police/Homeland Security offices. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a member of this Committee, and I will continue to serve the interests of my constituents in the 9th Senatorial District to the best of my abilities during the Senate Appropriation Committee Budget Hearings.



2/23/17 - State System of Higher Education

Attorney General

2/22/17 - Attorney General

Be Sure to Take Advantage of the 2-1-1 Service 

United Way of Pennsylvania is now providing the national 2-1-1 service to all Pennsylvanians. Interested in just what 2-1-1 is well, 2-1-1 is like 4-1-1, but for health, human services and disaster relief. 

This service was designated for nationwide use as an information and referral phone line by the Federal Communications Commission in 2000.  The 2-1-1 has three major objectives: 

  1. Connect people in need to health and human service assistance available through government programs and private non-profit organizations in their communities
  2. Provide assistance to communities in time of disaster, allowing 9-1-1 to work primarily with first responders
  3. Connect volunteers and donors with organizations who can leverage these resources to meet the needs of the community  

Through 2-1-1 people connect to a wide range of services from disaster relief to utility assistance, senior citizen programs, emergency food, job counseling, youth programs and much more. To learn more about 2-1-1 please visit

2017 Winning PA Farm Show Recipes Available 

Interested in trying out some of the 2017 Winning PA Farm Show Recipes? They are now available to everyone seeking something new to try with our PA Preferred products

Corn chowder with a twist, Lady Apples accompanied with pan seared sausage, and pickled Asian slaw are just a few of the 2017 award winning recipes.   

Find the best of the best dating from a 2004 Shoo-fly pie recipe to a 2017 Angel Food Cake.  The Pennsylvania Preferred Culinary Connection 2016 Recipe Book is also available. 

Deer Ticks Stir with Fluctuating Temperatures 

Among the top ten facts you should know about ticks, according to the PA Department of Health, is the prevalence of deer ticks on any winter day the ground is not snow-covered or frozen. 

Combat Lyme Disease, now a year around concern, with a quick daily tick check at bath or shower time.  Careful removal during the first 24 hours you become a host to a deer tick will likely prevent infection. 

The germs spread from the tickís salivary glands and are spit into its victim within 24 hours of the initial bite.  One bite can leave the deer tick's victim with no or barely discernible symptoms.  Another victim can suffer a lifetime of pain and suffering from infection with the bacteria. 

One year after going live, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairsí online Veterans Registry has successfully connected thousands of veterans to valuable information related to state benefits, programs and services. Veterans, family members and people who work with veterans can register by computer or mobile device. The process takes just a minute or two and includes the registrant providing basic information such as name, age, home address, email address, etc.

Reminder: 2017 Tax Season Deadline Extended 

April 15 falls on a Saturday in 2017 and is followed by Emancipation Day on Monday, April 17, thereby pushing the deadline to file tax returns and submit payments to Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 

Donít let the extension delay your refund.  The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue provides a list of frequently asked questions and direct links to answers to your questions for tax year 2016.  

Assistance in filing Pennsylvania individual and business taxes is available through the PA Department of Revenueís e-Services Center. 

How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

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
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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