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 at
www.senatorfolmer.com to learn more about issues that may affect you and
Week of February 27, 2017
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
Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearings are underway. As Chair of
Senate State Government Committee, I had the opportunity to question
PA Department of State
Secretary Pedro Cortes. You can watch my question and answer session with
here, and the entire hearing
here. I look forward to working further with the
Department throughout this legislative session regarding the integrity of
voting in PA, Electoral College issues and more. On February 27, I look forward
to participating in the
PA Department of General Services budget hearing at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing
Room One of the North Office Building.
PA Housing Finance Agency PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Program
PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Program, administered by the
PA Housing Finance Agency, is a low-interest loan to qualified homeowners
who need to repair or replace their individual on-lot sewage disposal system, or
connect to a public sewer system for the first time. More information on the
program can be found here.
2017 PA Farm Show Winning Recipes
Winning recipes from the 2017
PA Farm Show can be found
here. Check out the pies, cookies, sticky buns and other treats that
impressed the judges. You can also see winning entries from previous years.
PA Fish and Boat Commission 2017 Adult Trout Stocking Schedules
PA Fish and Boat Commission has posted the 2017 adult trout stocking
schedules, which can be searched online
here, or on the
“FishBoatPA” app. Also included in this year’s stocking lists are the
Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters, a program in which 14 waters across
the state will be stocked with large 14” to 20” trout.
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on the General Assembly’s
website. See what bills I have introduced this session to date
here, and co-sponsored
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