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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of State

February 20, 2019
Senator Folmer questioned Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar about the Administration’s mandate that counties replace voting machines, reimbursement to counties, and the makeup of the group advising the department on the issue.     [Read More]

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Response to Governor’s Budget Address

February 05, 2019
Senator Mike Folmer offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.     [Read More]

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Senator Folmer Discusses Election Reforms

January 29, 2019
I’m pleased to join with Senate colleagues to propose bipartisan election changes – beginning with three constitutional amendments:  absentee ballots, poll workers, and judicial retention elections. Listen   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 9, SB 26 and SB 130

January 28, 2019
Senate State Government Committee | Tuesday | January 29, 2019 | 10:45 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B     [Read More]

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Senators Folmer, Schwank, Killion, Stefano and Martin to Introduce Bipartisan Election Reform Package

January 24, 2019
Senators Mike Folmer (R-48), Judy Schwank (D-11), Tom Killion (R-9), Pat Stefano (R-32) and Scott Martin (R-13) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 29 at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Media Center in regards to a soon-to-be-introduced bipartisan election reform package.     [Read More]

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Public Hearing to discuss Senate Bill 1249 (Vogel), and a demonstration of Dauphin County’s voting machines

September 21, 2018
Senate State Government Committee | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. | Dauphin County Administration Building |     [Read More]

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Public Roundtable on School Safety – Lebanon, PA

August 07, 2018
Senate Majority Policy Committee | Public Roundtable, School Safety | August 8, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. | Cedar Crest High School | Lebanon, PA 17042 |     [Read More]

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Senate Bill 22 to Change Pennsylvania’s Redistricting Process Passes Senate

June 13, 2018
Senate Bill 22, introduced by Senator Lisa Boscola (D-18), a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to change how the Commonwealth’s redistricting process is done, passed the Senate by a vote of 35-14. Listen   [Read More]

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Redistricting Reform (Senate Bill 22)

June 13, 2018
[Senator Mike Folmer]( discusses Senate action on [Senate Bill 22](, redistricting reform legislation that would establish an independent commission of citizens who will be tasked with creating legislative and Congressional districts.     [Read More]

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Meeting to Consider Senate Bills 22 and 1037

May 17, 2018
Senate State Government Committee | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Room 8E-A, East Wing     [Read More]

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Public Hearing on Redistricting Legislation

April 20, 2018
Senate State Government Committee | April 24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 299, SB 595 and SB 1038

April 13, 2018
Senate State Government Committee | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. | East Wing Room 8E-A     [Read More]