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Legislature Passes Stop Gap Budget Measure Provides Funding to Schools, Human Services
Working to provide financial relief to school districts and social service
agencies impacted by the prolonged budget impasse, I voted for a “stop gap”
budget package which was recently approved by the Legislature and sent to
Even though 70 percent of the spending items in the budget we passed were
the same or greater than what he proposed in his own budget, Governor Wolf
chose to veto the entire bill, cutting off funding for schools and human
service agencies. Adopting the stop gap budget is the only option to keep
these funds flowing for these vital services. Through his veto and failure
to compromise, Governor Wolf has already denied more than a billion dollars
in funding to Pennsylvania schools. Additionally, many agencies that serve
our most vulnerable citizens are cutting critical services, laying off employees or
taking out bank loans.
Telephone Town Hall Event Tuesday, Sept. 29
Please join me for a live telephone town hall event on Tuesday, September 29, from 6-7 p.m. It is a great opportunity to talk about some of the most important issues facing Pennsylvania and individual communities throughout the area.
The tele-town hall format encourages community residents to participate in a discussion on the issues without the need to travel. Participants can ask questions or simply remain on the line to listen to the discussion.
The event will also feature a live audio stream page that allows smartphone, tablet and computer users to listen in and submit questions for Senator Bartolotta online. A link to the live audio stream is available here.
House Approves Measure Promoting Beneficial Use of Treated Mine Water
LeMoyne Center Featured in "Focus on the 46th"
The October edition of my monthly cable television program titled “Focus on the 46th” features my visit to the LeMoyne Community Center located in Washington. The LeMoyne Community Center's mission is to develop, shape, define, and stabilize our community with education, arts, health, and recreational programs.
A significant reduction in crime in the local community has been attributed to the rise in the Center's programs, which engage students in out-of-school and after-school programs and activities. To learn more about the LeMoyne Community Center, tune in to the next edition of my monthly show: click here.
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