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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 February 27, 2017

Students from Dauphin County Technical School recently visited my Capitol office to discuss career and technical education. It was a pleasure talking to them!

PA Department of State Budget Hearing The Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings are underway. As Chair of theSenate State Government Committee, I had the opportunity to question PA

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White Issues Response to Council President on Philadelphia’s Sanctuary City Status

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February 27 2017

 

White Issues Response to Council President on Philadelphia’s Sanctuary City Status

 

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) issued the following letter to Council President Darrell Clarke in response to Clarke’s letter asking her to reverse her position opposing sanctuary cities:

 

Dear Council President Clarke,

 

I appreciate you reaching out to me in reference to my legislation, House Bill 28. I have very grave concerns about Mayor Kenney’s executive order and how it impacts the safety of our citizens and violates federal law, specifically, but not

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Wagner Press Release – Statement in Response to York JCC Bomb Threat

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February 27, 2017

WAGNER ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO YORK JCC BOMB THREAT

HARRISBURG – In response to today’s bomb threats made to the York and Harrisburg Jewish Community Centers, Senator Scott Wagner has issued the following statement.

“Today York, Pennsylvania, joined the unfortunate ranks of areas targeted by anti-Semitic acts of terrorism with a bomb threat called into the York Jewish Community Center. We cannot – and we should not – tolerate such hate within our state or our nation.”

“While we are all entitled to our opinions and freedom of speech, actions like those carried out today towards our Jewish Community Centers and other recent acts

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Increasing the Minimum Wage will Hurt the People Who can Least Afford It

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February 21, 2017

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Inside this issue • Increasing the Minimum Wage will Hurt the People Who can Least Afford It Increasing the Minimum Wage will Hurt the People Who can Least Afford It To solve the budget deficit, Governor Wolf’s mathematically magical budget also includes an increase in the minimum wage. He is advocating an increase from $7.25 to $12.00 per hour. The Governor claims that

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Fish and Boat Commission Event | Budget Hearings Begin | Committee Hears about Fire, EMS, Veterans Issues | State Traffic Laws | Turnpike Jobs

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Facebook Website Bio Latest News State Forms Photo Gallery Contact Weekly Roundup Friday, February 24, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol You’re Invited! Fish and Boat Commission Informational Event

You’re invited to join me at the main terminal of the Reading Regional Airport for an informational seminar I will be hosting on Tuesday, March 28, from 6-8 p.m. about current issues and opportunities facing anglers, boaters and aquatic resources in Pennsylvania.

John Arway, executive director of the Fish and Boat Commission, will be there to discuss the expanded Keystone Select Stocked Trout

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Weekly Session Wrap-Up

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Senate Budget Hearings: Treasury Independent Fiscal Office Department of State Auditor General Attorney General State System of Higher Education State Police/Homeland Security Senate Hearings on Proposed State Budget

The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding three weeks of public hearingson Governor Wolf’s proposed 2017-2018 state budget. Summaries and video of each of the first week’s hearings are listed below. I will follow up with the remaining hearings over the next two weeks.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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During the PA Senate budget hearings with the PA Treasury, Senator Mensch asked State Treasurer Joe Torsella about what kind of leaseback payments we can expect from leasing the Farm Show complex.

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Transparent Times–State Rep Daryl Metcalfe

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2525 Rochester Road, Suite 201, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 | Phone: (724) 772-3110

144 Main Capitol, PO Box 202012,

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Legislative Update

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Facebook Website Bio Latest News State Forms Photo Gallery Contact Legislative Update Friday, February 24, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol Budget Hearings Get Underway as State Faces Shortfall

Members of the House Appropriations Committee were briefed Tuesday on the state’s financial status during the first week of budget hearings.

The Independent Fiscal Office, a non-partisan state agency, confirmed an anticipated shortfall of at least $2.5 billion by July 1, 2018, reflective of sluggish economic growth, rising health care and pension costs, and an aging workforce. That shortfall can be reduced by substantive changes in public policy.

Next week’s hearings will include

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