Mar. 26, 2018

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Weekly Roundup
The latest news from the State Capitol
Discussing the $400 Million Borrowing Plan

I recently appeared on the Ken Matthews Show to discuss, among other things, Gov. Tom Wolf’s ill-advised plan to borrow $200 million as part the current budget. This borrowing will end up costing taxpayers nearly $400 million in principal and interest, or $13.5 million every year, over the course of its 29-year life.

This is a horrible deal for every Pennsylvania. To make matters worse, the Common Sense Caucus, of which I am a member, found $200 million in reserve accounts to fully fund the budget. However, the governor opted not to use these funds and instead created this unneeded debt that you, your children and even your grandchildren will be paying off for decades to come.

To listen to my interview on the Ken Matthews Show, click here.
Remembering Fallen Heroes

My condolences go out to the City of York Department of Fire/Rescue Services and the entire York County firefighting community. York City firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony were killed Thursday when a wall collapsed as they battled flames at an old factory in the city. Two additional city firefighters – Assistant Chief Greg Altland and firefighter Erik Swanson – were also injured but are expected to fully recover.

Emergency responders are some of the bravest people I’ve ever met. Each time they are dispatched to a call, they never know what they’ll find at the scene, or if they’ll return unharmed. This became a very sad realization for many of us with this loss.

My heart is heavy for the family, friends and co-workers of firefighters Flanscha and Anthony. May God watch over the families of these brave men and all who answer emergency calls.
Thank a Vietnam War Veteran

This Thursday, March 29, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day and I encourage you all to take a moment to thank a Vietnam War veteran for his or her service to our country. This year marks only the second year that National Vietnam War Veterans Day will be officially observed.

York County resident and Vietnam War veteran Harold Redding has been a long-time champion of a national day of observation for Vietnam War veterans. In fact, he had a direct hand in getting this bipartisan bill, the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) passed by Congress and signed into law by the president.
New License Plate Honors PA National Guard

New license plates are now available to members of the Pennsylvania National Guard to honor their service.

The new plates feature the standard Pennsylvania license plate colors of blue, white and yellow, along with a National Guard-approved emblem. This plate may only be used on passenger vehicles and trucks with a registered, maximum gross weight of 14,000 pounds.

Members of the National Guard interested in applying for one of these plates must complete Form MV-150AD, “Application for Members of U.S. Military Registration Plate.” The form requires the service member to certify his/her status as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

The addition of a registration plate recognizing members of the PA National Guard completes an assortment of plates available to Pennsylvania residents with ties to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Additional information and images of a variety of military license plates are available at The fee for the plate is $21.
Register Now for My Concealed Carry Seminar

There’s still time to register for my upcoming Concealed Carry Seminar! It will be held at the James A. Danner VFW Post 537, 1095 Pines Road, Etters, on Wednesday, April 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register for the seminar, call my office at (717) 432-0792, or go online to and click on the concealed carry banner.

During the seminar, gun owners will learn more about their rights. The speakers, which include law enforcement officials, have a firm grasp of our laws and will do an excellent job explaining them.

Spots fill up quickly. I strongly encourage you to reserve your spot now.
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