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Mike's Memo Week of September 25, 2017

Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress of my ...

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Senator Scott Wagner

Credit Downgrade Due to Void of Leadership, Wagner says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2017 Credit Downgrade Due to Void of Leadership, Wagner says HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) voiced his ...

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Likely Next Solicitor General Fought for Nuns, Against Disputed Obama Appointees

Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH /The Daily Signal Noel Francisco, President Trump's nominee for solicitor general, testifies May 10 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...

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ECONOMYNEWS Conservatives Call for Tax Reform to ‘Put Small Businesses Back at the Heart of America’s Economy’

Rachel del Guidice / @LRacheldG / The Daily Signal “We spend more on filing taxes every year than we put into innovation in ...

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Why is anyone talking about DACA when the RAISE Act ending chain migration still has not passed?

By Robert Romano at NetRight Daily and Americans for Limited Government “Chain migration cannot be allowed to be part of any ...

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Fundamentally Wrong About Fundamental Rights

By Derek Hunter at Townhall |   Did you realize you have a right to not be offended? That you have a right to other ...

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The Mythical Constitution

Joseph Postell / @JoePostell /The Daily Signal Detail from a frieze depicting the signing of the Constitution decorates the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Steve ...

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Does the Constitution mean what the Supreme Court says it means?

  By Bryan Fischer at Renew America Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at "Focal Point" Host of "Focal Point" on ...

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Taking the Red Pill: Democrats Are Losing Support Fast

~ Conservative Zone Eight years of job-killing economic policies, failure to close out the War on Terror and Hillary Clinton’s 41 ...

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Family Institute Dropped by Payment Processing Company After SPLC ‘Hate Group’ Designation

Morse: It's convenient for the SPLC to 'stand me up next to a guy with a swastika and a white ...

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Mike’s Memo Week of September 25, 2017

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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 September 25, 2017

Bills Pass Senate, Go to House for Further Consideration All bills passed unanimously. Senate Bill 135 – allows the use of leashed tracking dogs to recover legally harvested deer; Senate Bill 252 – amends the Pittsburgh Parking Authority’s Enabling Act to support private development; Senate Bill 751 – provides for licensure and regulation of non-bank mortgage servicers;

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Credit Downgrade Due to Void of Leadership, Wagner says

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Senator Scott Wagner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 20, 2017

Credit Downgrade Due to Void of Leadership, Wagner says

HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) voiced his frustration for the latest credit downgrade by Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

Governor Wolf has the constitutional responsibility to put aside tax dollars into budgetary reserve funds, which he refused to do last year despite revenues coming in below expectations.

“This is the second time in three years the state has been hit with a credit downgrade, and my question is: where is the leadership to stop this ongoing trend?,” Wagner asked.

Wagner said tax increases should not be on the table. Instead,

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[Two Alerts] This is 100 Percent Wrong

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Governor Wolf’s Road Trip for Planned Parenthood Continues, While Senators Stand Up for Life

TAKE ACTION: We need you to send two emails TODAY (and we’ve made it easy with our Citizen Action Center).

 

Dear Citizens

 

Today, while members of the State Senate stand to condemn the aborting of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, Pennsylvania’s Governor joins the state’s largest abortion business – Planned Parenthood – for another photo-op.

 

A recent CBS report praised Iceland for virtually eliminating Down syndrome, yet this seeming “accomplishment” only happened because that country is now proudly aborting 100% of those with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis. That’s not eliminating a disease, it’s eliminating people.

 

There is no

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Rep. Smucker’s E-Update

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August Recap

August was a busy month! I want to share with you a video that recaps my work for you over the August district work period. Click the image above, or click here, to learn about my 40 meetings with constituents, 34 visits to schools, businesses, or other organizations, and four forums – many of which were great opportunities to take questions from constituents about issues facing our communities.

While the House has accomplished a lot this year, there is still much work left to do. Tax reform is a priority of mine, and you can learn about our efforts to simplify the code and close loopholes here. Never Forget

 

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State Representative Justin Simmons Report

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Facebook Website Bio Latest News State Forms Photo Gallery Contact The Weekly Roundup Friday, September 15, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol

A Budget That Puts People First

In working to complete the 2017-18 budget package, the House this week approved legislation to generate enough revenue to close the projected budget gap. The “Putting People First” revenue package stands up for taxpayers by providing a fiscally responsible plan which contains no new or increased taxes or borrowing.

The revenues to fund

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Senator Mike Folmer Column – Happy Birthday: US Constitution

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Happy Birthday: US Constitution

September 17 marked the 230th anniversary of the United States Constitution as on that date in 1787 it was signed by 39 of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention. The document then went to the states (13) for their approval, with nine (three-quarters) being the required number for ratification.

Delaware (December 7, 1787) was the first to ratify, Pennsylvania (December 12, 1787) the second, and New Hampshire (June 21, 1788) the ninth and deciding state. The first Congress, consisting of 20 Senators and 59 Representatives, convened on March 4, 1789 in New York City. George Washington, the first President (and only President unanimously elected by the Electoral College), took the oath of office on the

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“Talk to Your Senator” Statewide Video Contest Launched to Fight Growing Drug Epidemic in Our Communities

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For Immediate Release

September 14, 2017

“Talk to Your Senator” Statewide Video Contest Launched

to Fight Growing Drug Epidemic in Our Communities

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) is encouraging Pennsylvania middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic that is plaguing our communities across the state by producing a video aimed at raising greater awareness about the crisis.

“Talk to Your State Senator,” a statewide video competition sponsored by the Senate of Pennsylvania, with support from members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Association of PA, is intended to get students involved in legislative efforts to fight heroin

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Budget Update: House Lawmakers Vote to Protect Taxpayers

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Last night, 103 House lawmakers voted for a no-tax-hike, no-borrowing plan to balance the state budget. Find out how your representative voted.

Please take a moment to join us in thanking these lawmakers. You can:

Click here to send an email to your representative. Click here to share our Facebook post. Make a call, send a letter, post on their social media pages, or write a letter to the editor.

The legislation, HB 453, stands in stark contrast to Governor Wolf’s $1 billion tax hike ($315 per family of four) and his preferred “compromise”—a $570 million tax hike ($180 per family of four) that

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