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Weekly Session Wrap-Up--State Senator Mensch's Report

      Week of June 11, 2018 In this Edition: Mensch Urges Governor to Sign Bill Promoting Employment of People with Disabilities Senate ...

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Smucker and Foxx Urge Department of Labor Action to Fight Opioids

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) today sent a letter to ...

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Conservative Icon Charles Krauthammer Faces Death with Dignity

~ Conservative Zone The former Democrat who emerged as a leading conservative voice influenced American thought through words and inspired millions ...

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Study: Fewer Children of Divorce Get Degrees

Research considers impact of divorce on professional degree achievement Getty Images BY: Charles Fain Lehman/ the Washington Free Beacon The children of divorced parents ...

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Man Gets 6 Years in Prison for Threatening Sen. Joni Ernst

AP   Katherine Rodriguez/Breitbart News Network A judge sentenced an Iowa man to six years in federal prison on Wednesday for sending a ...

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Justice Department IG Report: FBI Agents Regularly Received Free Handouts From Journalists

Joe Simonson / @SaysSimonson / The Daily Signal Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, speaks at a press conference on the ...

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IG REPORT: COMEY CLAIMED DOJ PROSECUTORS WERE INTIMIDATED BY ‘HIGH-POWERED’ CLINTON LAWYERS

Kerry Picket | Reporter The Daily Caller Former FBI Director James Comey and other bureau employees told investigators they thought Department of Justice prosecutors ...

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Major Revelation From Recent IG Report Shows Obama Had DIRECT ACCESS To Hillary’s Illegal Email Server

by Doyle Alexander /en-volve     A recent report compiled by U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz makes public new allegations and contradicts ...

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Where’s The Justice?! Obama Appointed Judge Pulls One Straight Out Of The Russian Play Book, JAILS Manafort

by Doyle Alexander /envolve   In a soviet-style court-move leftist Obama appointee Judge Amy Berman known for hatred of Trump and conservatives said, “I ...

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Report: GOP Leaders Hammer Rosenstein Over ‘Intimidation’ Tactics and ‘Chilling’ Threats

By Chris Agee /WJ Some Republicans are ratcheting up the rhetoric against Rod Rosenstein following recent reports. The deputy U.S. attorney general, who assumed ...

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State Rep Justin Simmons Report

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Facebook Website Bio Latest News State Forms Photo Gallery Contact The Weekly Roundup Friday, February 17, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol

Detailed Look into Governor’s Budget to Begin Next Week

Members of the House Appropriations Committee will begin their detailed look into the governor’s $32.3 billion budget proposal as hearings begin on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The opening day of hearings will include testimony from the Independent Fiscal Office, and the departments of Revenue and State. The remainder of the week will include looks into the proposed budgets of the pension

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Dean Browning to Address CEPTA on the Pension Crisis

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NOTICE:

CEPTA’s February meeting will feature former Lehigh County Commissioner and current Lehigh County Businessman Dean Browning. Mr. Browning will speak on the State Pension Crisis and how this will impact the taxpayers.

The meeting will be February 21st (Tuesday)doors open at 7:00 pm at the Emmaus Fire Hall — Sixth and Broad Streets in Emmaus. The meeting begins at 7:30pm and is open to the general public. Light refreshments will be available.

Please let your friends, neighbors, and family know of this important event.

THANK YOU

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Justin Simmons Report

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Facebook Website Bio Latest News State Forms Photo Gallery Contact The Weekly Roundup Friday, February 10, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol

Budget Proposal is a Realistic Starting Point

The annual state budget process got underway this week when Gov. Tom Wolf outlined his 2017-18 spending plan before a joint session of the General Assembly.

The $32.3 billion proposal is balanced without any broad-based tax increases and includes several initiatives aimed at reducing spending and improving efficiencies by consolidating some state agencies. The administration estimates this could save the Commonwealth about

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State Rep Simmons –Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 7, 2017

 

Thirteen Area Fire and Ambulance Companies Awarded State Grants, Says Simmons

 

HARRISBURG – Thirteen fire and ambulance organizations in the 131st Legislative District have been awarded nearly $165,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) announced today.

 

“These state funds help to ensure the safety of citizens and the continued operation of the volunteer fire and EMS organizations that sustain our communities during emergencies,” Simmons said. “The money awarded under this successful program will help ensure that the emergency responders we depend upon will be there when we need them.”

 

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the

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State Rep Justin Simmons Press Release

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Representative Justin Simmons 131st District Pennsylvania House of Representatives Media Contact: Andy Briggs

717.260.6474

abriggs@pahousegop.com

RepSimmons.com / Facebook.com/RepSimmons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 6, 2017

Simmons’ Student Health and Safety Bill Approved by Committee

Measure provides civil immunity to school bus drivers who administer epi-pens

HARRISBURG – The House Education Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) that would help to ensure the health and safety of Pennsylvania students who suffer from severe allergic reactions. House Bill 224 will next be considered by the full House

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State Rep Justin Simmons Report

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Facebook Website Bio Latest News State Forms Photo Gallery Contact The Weekly Roundup Friday, February 03, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol

House Readies for Budget Address

The House and Senate will convene in a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to hear Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for the third year of his administration.

In a preview of his address, Wolf has pledged not to ask for an increase in the state’s sales or incomes taxes. He is also seeking to consolidate four state agencies –

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No, Scalia’s Seat Wasn’t ‘Stolen’

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By Political Editors · at The Patriot Post /https://patriotpost.us/posts/47239

The New York Times left no doubt about where it stands on Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. An editorial this week, titled “Neil Gorsuch, the Nominee for a Stolen Seat,” lamented about how “Senate Republicans took an empty Supreme Court seat hostage, discarding a constitutional duty that both parties have honored throughout American history and hobbling an entire branch of government for partisan gain.” The editors argue that Merrick Garland “is both more moderate and more qualified than Judge Gorsuch.” But Republicans “abused their power as the majority party and … shut down the confirmation process for the remainder of Mr. Obama’s presidency.”

“There would be no negotiations to release this hostage,” the Times

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PROPERTY TAX INDEPENDENCE ACT TOWN HALL MEETING

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** PROPERTY TAX INDEPENDENCE ACT TOWN HALL MEETING **

—–Monday Night, February 13th–Town Hall Meeting

 

Please join us in Lebanon this Monday night, February 13, when we’ll be presenting the facts about the Property Tax Independence Act by people who really do understand the legislation. You know… people who’ve actually read it!

 

During this presentation you will easily see that the information we’re getting from the education complex about this bill is totally inaccurate! We can say the following with all humility: We have yet to find a question that we couldn’t answer concerning this bill.

 

Ron Boltz will make the presentation followed by a question and answer session with a panel that will include Jim Rodkey and David Baldinger.

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