Recent Posts

Meet Your Multiemployer Pension Nightmare: Actuary to Lawmakers

A witness told members of a new committee that 1 million people could soon face 90% benefits cuts. By Allison Bell | Think ...

Read More

Trump Oversees Biggest Cuts to Regs in Quarter-Century

Trump has been aggressive in cutting red tape, but for the benefits to last Congress must act. By Political Editors · ...

Read More

Trump’s Vitally Important Anti-Poverty Initiative

Star Parker / @UrbanCURE /The Daily Signal Ivy Imboden, originally from Anchorage, Alaska, clutches a warm drink after arriving at a new tent ...

Read More

Q&A With Rep. Kevin Brady: ‘America’s Back’ Because of Tax Cuts

Genevieve Wood / @genevievewood /The Daily Signal House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, sat down with The Daily Signal to talk about ...

Read More

News Release: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to Honor Veterans on Armed Forces Day

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to Honor Veterans on Armed Forces Day Bugles Across America Joins with Local High School Musicians for ...

Read More

Barletta Welcomes SHINE Students to U.S. Capitol

Barletta Welcomes SHINE Students to U.S. Capitol Continues to lead bipartisan efforts on behalf of afterschool programs nationwide   WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta ...

Read More

Jacksonville Business Wins Fight to Fly Military Flags – City Official Had Told Veteran His Service Didn’t Matter

By Rusty | Featured Contributor | THE POLITICAL INSIDER A Jacksonville business successfully won its battle with the city over their right to fly militaryflags, but ...

Read More

How Democrats are Trying to Steal Seats from Republicans in 2018

                            ~ Conservative Zone With the midterms coming around the corner, Democrats are lining up new strategies to try to take conservative ...

Read More

B56536_BETHSINGER_FLAG

Cuomo's Parolee Voting Decree: Good Politics, Bad Policy

He's considering pardons for all 35,000 felons currently on parole in New York. He wants the votes. By Jordan Candler · ...

Read More

Look Around You: Do You Still Think America Won the Cold War?

By Timothy Daughtry at Townhall The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.   American teenagers march ...

Read More

Latest News

[smoothslider]

Mike’s Memo

Share

Senator Mike Folmer

Welcome to “Mike’s Memo,” an update on what’s happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress of my legislative priorities. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to visit my website atwww.senatorfolmer.com to learn more about issues that may affect you and your family.

Week of July 17, 2017

Bills Pass Senate, Go to House for Further Consideration
All bills passed unanimously unless otherwise noted.
Senate Bill 6 – (40-9) changes welfare benefit eligibility (Public Assistance Integrity Act);
Senate Bill 172 – (45-3) allows a PennDOT pilot program for speed cameras in active work zones on certain highways;
Senate Bill 403 – changes to the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission;
Senate Bill 431 – increases littering fines;
Senate Bill 449 – allows Magisterial District Judges to use a risk assessment tool in cases of domestic violence (Tierne’s Law);
Senate Bill 590 – increases merchant service charge caps for bad checks;
Senate Bill 677 – allows tax exempt savings in the PA ABLE program (PA ABLE Savings Program Tax Exemption Act);
Senate Bill 697 – authorizes $1,615,000,000 in borrowing for capital projects;
House Bill 59 – allows parents who adopt a child to appeal to the PA Department of Human Services for adoption subsidies by local authorities;
House Bill 97 – (26-23) charter school changes;
House Bill 176 – exempts roadside produce stands from the Uniform Construction Code;
House Bill 290 – changes to the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board;
House Bill 785 – reduces the maximum amount of outstanding capital project obligations.

Bills Pass Senate, Go to Governor for Further Action
All bills passed unanimously unless otherwise noted.

Read More

Comments are closed.

Polls

What issues are most important to you in PENNSYLVANIA ONLY. Pick your top 3.

View Results