The number of pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents has been increasing according to a 2017 report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration. That report shows that pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. increased by 27 percent between 2007 and 2016.
In conjunction with the Lancaster Barnstormers, veterans groups and local sponsors, I am inviting residents to begin registering for the 2019 “Salute to Veterans.” An online registration form for free admission for one veteran and a guest can be found at Rep.Mentzer.com. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 5:15 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium, located at 650 N. Prince St. Gates open at 4 p.m.
My colleagues and I are moving to strengthen the protections for victims of crime. Just as those accused of a crime have certain rights, we need to ensure crime victims are treated with dignity and respect throughout the entire criminal justice process.
Ensuring a better future for our Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families is the driving force behind a first-of-its-kind Military Family Education Program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
Lancaster County has one of the premier technical schools in Pennsylvania in Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation was present for a joint session of the General Assembly as Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for 2019-20. The $34.15 billion spending plan is an increase of $927 million over the current enacted budget.
As the New Year starts, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) suggests veterans review the benefits they have earned through their service.
Tax season is upon us. For many people, this means having to choose between paying high fees to have their taxes prepared by a third party or attempting the filing process on their own.
Folks don’t see or hear about very many “win-win” stories when it comes to politics.
High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can now apply for a 2019 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship.
With a strong majority going into the 2019-20 legislative session, the 110 members of the House Republican Caucus – including 91 returning legislators and 19 freshmen – this week elected their leadership team to begin Jan. 1.
With fire and ambulance services continuing to struggle across the Commonwealth, a 39-member commission created by lawmakers to study the situation issued dozens of recommendations in their report released last week.
As we head into the new legislative session, the focus of the House Republican Caucus will be on creating a budget that does not rely on new taxes or fees and that supports job creation. So, far, revenue collections are strong, and the state Treasury has collected $333 million more than expected through the end of November.
This past Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. President Woodrow Wilson declared a national day to commemorate the armistice a year later in 1919. That has since become Veterans Day.
In a historic, bipartisan vote, the House passed legislation that would empower victims of sexual abuse by eliminating the criminal statute of limitations for prosecutions of sexual abuse of minors and extending the civil statute of limitations for lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of minors until the victim reaches 50 years of age.
In the recently enacted 2018-19 state budget, there is a line item that the members of the Lancaster Delegation lobbied heavily for and was signed into law.
Starting Sept. 4, eligible Pennsylvania residents who wish to obtain a REAL ID may begin the pre-verification process. Customers who received their first license before September 2003 and want to obtain a real ID will need to bring the required documents to a Driver License Center so they can be verified in person. (Residents who received their first license after September 2003 have been able to pre-verify since March.) Those documents include:
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation announced a $2 million grant to benefit cancer patients by expanding Lancaster General Hospital’s Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.
For families looking to plan for higher education, the Pennsylvania Treasury offers the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP), in which growth is tied to the rate of college tuition inflation, and the PA 529 Investment Plan (IP), which offers 15 investment options by The Vanguard Group.