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 8, 2016
With the Senate passing three state budgets, a stop gap budget, and making
several attempts to override gubernatorial vetoes, I’d appreciate your thoughts
on the Governor giving his 2016 – 2017 budget address before the 2015 – 2016
budget has been finalized.
HERE TO TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS
My frustration continues with the lack of progress on
SB 3, my medical cannabis bill.
Act 1 of 2016: Keystone Exam Two-Year Delay
The Governor signed
Senate Bill 880, a two-year delay of the Keystone Exams’ graduation
requirement, into law as Act 1 of 2016.
February Cable Show: Farm to Table, Heart Healthy Cooking
My February cable show is at the Lebanon
YMCA for a heart healthy soup cooking demonstration with Sodexo/WellSpan
Good Samaritan Hospital Executive Chef, Trevor J. Sipe. Perfect timing as
February is American Heart Month!
You can watch the show via the link below, or on my website (www.senatorfolmer.com).
Comcast on Demand (Lebanon), Harrisburg Broadcast Network (Harrisburg, WHBG-20),
and Blue Ridge Communications (York, Channel 8) should also be airing the show
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce Non-Traditional Student
The Lebanon Valley Chamber’s Women in
Business Committee is accepting applications for a Non-Traditional Student
Scholarship for up to $1,000. A non-traditional student is “over 25 years of age
and/or a single parent/displaced homemaker. The student must be registered at
least half-time at an accredited institution offering two-year, four-year,
and/or graduate degrees/certificates, and must reside, work, or attend an
institution in Lebanon County.” Applications are available at the Chamber office
at 604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, or at
www.lvchamber.org. The deadline to apply is April 4.
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