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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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East Penn School Director, Carol Allen, asks Board to approve Pension Investigation Resolution

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East Penn School Director, Carol Allen, is going to present a Resolution to the East Penn Board asking that they approve a Resolution that would appoint an Independent Audit of the Pension System for Pennsylvania, PSERS. Read the Resolution below. Action on this could take place at the Monday, June 12 East Penn School Board Meeting.

 

 

DRAFT RESOLUTION

 

 

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PSERS PENSION FUND INVESTIGATION

BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OF THE EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

 

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the East Penn School District do hereby agree to give notice to the Governor of Pennsylvania, Attorney General, Auditor General, State Treasurer, and All House and Senate Legislative Members demanding the Governor appoint an

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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, August 19, 2016 The latest news from the State Capitol Sign Up for Our Concealed Carry Seminar on Sept. 22

In an effort to better inform area gun owners regarding Pennsylvania’s firearm laws, I’m hosting a Concealed Carry Seminar on Thursday, Sept. 22, in East Greenville. The free event will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the East Greenville Fire Company Fire Station, 401 Washington St.

Attorney and firearm law expert Joshua Prince will conduct the seminar and answer

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THE WAR ON HOMEOWNERS CONTINUES! EAST PENN TO REFINANCE DEBT!

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East Penn/Emmaus HS Superintendent Schilder

 

The issue of School Real Estate Property Tax Relief has been a hot issue for years and has been getting hotter! Many citizens have been organizing with taxpayer groups across the Commonwealth to pressure State politicians to do something meaningful. Act 76 is one issue that has reached the boiling point. Act 76 would have increased the State Income Tax slightly and the Sales Tax would have seen slight increase in exchange for the ELIMINATION OF SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES!

Groups opposed to this are the Teacher’s Unions, School Administrators, and the Chamber of Commerce.

If Act 76 had passed, schools could still tax property to pay off debt. That is why school

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New School Director questions PA Youth Survey

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Folks:

I am a newly elected conservative School Board Director in Boyertown.

Here in Boyertown, we had “raised a lot of dust” at a recent board meeting regarding the PA Youth Survey. The Reading Eagle also had an article from the discussion we had on the PA Youth Survey or “PAYS”. Here is the link for the article: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/boyertown-school-board-concerned-about-state-survey

One order of business that our community would like to see changed is our use of the PA Youth Survey. This survey gathers information that many see as totally impertinent to educating our children.

Some sample questions from the Pa Youth Survey are:

“how often do you attend religious services or activities?”,

“People in my family often insult or

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Discussion with Lynn Donches, former East Penn School Board Director

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Lynn Donches served on the East Penn School Board from December 0f 2011 through November 2015. The Commentator requested that she share her perspective on her experience.

Lynn stated that her goals upon entering office were to promote transparency, accountability, fiscal responsibility while maintaining a high standard of education for the students, and to encourage more public participation.

Lynn initiated more discussions and more questions being asked with positive results. An example is a reduction in bond management fees stemming from her question asking if it was possible to reduce the fees (12/8/14 minutes). As a result, the fees were reduced by 15% (2/23/15 minutes), which in turn saved thousands of dollars. We thank you Lynn for asking that important question,

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Thank You Lynn Donches

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LVC staff

 

Monday, November 9, 2015 will be the last East Penn School Board meeting for Board Directors Lynn Donches, Samuel Rhoades, and Wally Vinovskis. We thank all for their service, but it is our opinion that special thanks goes to Lynn Donches.

Ms. Donches ran on a platform with a promise to the taxpayers for transparency and fiscal responsibility to provide a well-rounded education for the students. She upheld those promises through some very challenging meetings where she was chastised for her requests for more information on the bill list and various other requests for additional information so she could make an informed vote. None of the other Board members deemed her requests for information necessary. We commend Ms. Donches’ repeated efforts

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EAST PENN SCHOOL BOARD SET TO SAY GOOD BYE TO THREE MEMBERS

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By LVC Staff

 

The East Penn School District’s meeting on Monday, November 9th will be the last meeting for three current board members. Sam Rhodes, Wally Vinovskis and Lynn Donches will be leaving their school board positions as of December 1st with November 9th the last scheduled meeting.

Wally Vinovskis will be leaving due to his election defeat on Tuesday, November 3rd. Rev. Vinovskis had previously lost an election bid for East Penn School Board in 2011. He was ultimately appointed to fill out the term of resigned School Director Julian Stolz in 2014. While Vinovskis conducted himself as a gentleman, his unquestioned support for the School Administrations’s policy decisions may have cost him with the voters.

Sam (Sandy) Rhodes did not choose

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Jane Fretz Strikes Again

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We find it ironic that once again former East Penn School Director Jane Fretz promotes her Teacher’s Union slate of School Board candidates as being pro-education and the election opponents as anti-education. She has done this in many East Penn School Board Elections since 1990.

The latest example of Jane Fretz political propaganda appeared on Lehigh Valley Live on September 29th and once again in the East Penn Press. To quote the latest from Jane Fretz; “I am concerned about the East Penn School Board election this year as it pertains to the Chris Donatelli/Carol Allen slate. They are being promoted by people with a political agenda who want to undermine the success and excellence of the East Penn school system.”Jane does not

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