Oct. 14, 2019 / Weekly Roundup

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Wolf’s Unilateral Decision to Join a Cap-and-Trade Scheme Will Harm all Pennsylvanians

Gov. Tom Wolf took it upon himself to make a decision that will negatively impact all Pennsylvanians, particularly those in lower income brackets, the same people he claims to be looking out for. He recently stated Pennsylvania will join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Continuing with his actions to proclaim Pennsylvania is closed for business, Wolf committed the Commonwealth to participate in a national cap-and-trade agreement without the legal authority to do so. This is completely unacceptable, and I hope the Legislature does not stand for it.

To read more, click here.  
 
 
Property Tax Town Hall Meeting Slated

 

Later this week I’m co-hosting with Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) a Town Hall Meeting on Property Tax Reform at Monroe Elementary, 1240 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-8 p.m.

School property tax reform has been discussed in the General Assembly for decades. This session, I am part of a bi-partisan, bi-cameral property tax work group, charged with the task of creating a property tax reform plan than can garner the votes required to get signed into law. I am hopeful we will come up with a viable plan to address this issue that impacts all property owners in Pennsylvania.

I recently released a column on school property taxes. To read it, click here.
 
 
New Voting Machine Demonstration

York County will have new voting machines in place for the Nov. 5 election. Learn how to use the new voting equipment. Upcoming voting system demonstrations near the district are listed below.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Heritage Senior Center, 3700-4 Davidsburg Road, Dover.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Road, Dover.
 
 
Thanks for Attending my Farmers’ Breakfast


I want to thank everyone who attended my Farmers’ Breakfast in Wellsville on Thursday. We had a great turnout and attendees received valuable information about our state’s top industry – agriculture. I want to thank the future farmers we had with us. It is great to see our local agriculture industry is in the safe hands of the next generation.

I am planning to hold more Farmers’ Breakfasts in the future and I want your input to make it better. I’m asking farmers to tell me what time of the year would be best to hold the breakfast. Would early December or early March be better dates for the breakfast? Call my office at 717-432-0792, or go to my website, www.RepKeefer.com, to submit your response.

 
 
 
Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15

The state Department of Aging is reminding beneficiaries of the Medicare open enrollment period starting Tuesday, Oct. 15, and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 7. During this time, you may make changes to your current Medicare coverage, as well as join, switch or drop Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Coverage plans.

Pennsylvania offers a free health insurance counseling program, APPRISE, through the local Area Agency on Aging. APPRISE counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can provide objective, easy-to-understand information at no cost to you. They can help you understand Medicare eligibility, enrollment, financial assistance programs and coverage options, among other Medicare-related topics.

For more information, contact the local Area Agency on Aging or call the toll-free APPRISE Helpline at 1-800-783-7067, which is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information is also available here.

The York County Area Agency on Aging’s APPRISE Program will offer free personalized counseling during Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period. Pre-scheduled appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the APPRISE scheduling line at 717-771-9042 or 1-800-632-9073. Below is a list of session in or near the 92nd District:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 1-3 p.m. at Red Land High School, 560 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Northeastern High School, 300 High St., Manchester.
  • Monday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the York Count Area Agency on Aging, 100 W. Market St. York.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the York Count Area Agency on Aging, 100 W. Market St. York.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the York Count Area Agency on Aging, 100 W. Market St. York.
 
 
Learn About Scams and How Not to Fall Victim to Them


There are numerous scams, which are ever evolving, that target people of all walks of life. To help make people aware of the various scams, I teamed up with law enforcement and the state Department of Banking and Security to host Scam Jam at the Fairview Township Office, located at 599 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland, on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 2-4 p.m.

I urge you to attend this informative event to learn more so you don’t become a victim. To register, call my office at 717-432-0792, or go to my website, www.RepKeefer.com.
 
 
Veterans Benefits Events Slated for Thursday

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Lebanon VA Medical Center (VAMC) will hold a veterans information and VA health care enrollment event with walk-in flu shots; on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the York County VA Clinic, 2251 Eastern Blvd., York.

The free event is open to the public and will feature numerous Lebanon VAMC informational displays highlighting: enrollment/eligibility, suicide prevention and visual impairment and rehabilitation services. Flu shots will also be provided on a walk-in basis to veterans enrolled in VA health care.
 
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