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It is an honor to work for you and the residents of our district and I take great pride in representing you in Harrisburg. I am aware of the challenges that face our state and I am dedicated to facing those challenges so that together, we can make our communities the best that they can be. As a way for you to keep up with the work that is happening on your behalf, check the stories listed below, and as always, feel free to  
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Pay attention to property tax referendum on Nov. 7 ballot
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Pennsylvania must enact reforms for responsible budgeting
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Lancaster County House GOP Delegation Supports Welfare Reform Included in State Budget

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Gov. Wolf allows $31 billion dollar spending plan to become law
by Erika Shych|
The plan increases spending on things such as education, investing about $175 million more dollars in schools, something Governor Tom Wolf says he's pleased with.

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6 strikes are way too many for unlicensed drivers in Pennsylvania

The LNP Editorial Board
As LNP reported Sunday, it takes six offenses before someone faces a mandatory 30-day jail sentence for driving with a suspended license under Pennsylvania law.

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It takes 6 offenses before Pennsylvania drivers without licenses face jail time: 'We need to try and get these people off the road'
James P. Irvin was driving with a suspended license when police say he caused a hit-and-run crash May 17 that injured 16 people in East Lampeter Township.

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Stricter DUI laws get another push in Pennsylvania

SAM JANESCH | Staff Writer - Lancaster Online
Almost a year after state lawmakers changed Pennsylvania’s drunk driving laws for the first time in a decade, advocates and officials in Lancaster are once again pushing for more.

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Pennsylvania taxpayers deserve transparency and protection
As taxpayers, we rely on our elected government officeholders who swear to uphold the laws of this commonwealth. That includes those who collect our taxes.

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Lancaster County lawmakers pleased with Gov. Wolf's 'more reasonable' budget proposal
SAM JANESCH | Staff Writer, LancasterOn-line 
HARRISBURG — Republican state lawmakers from Lancaster County said Tuesday they appreciated Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s effort to save money through government efficiencies rather than raise broad-based sales and income taxes as he proposed in previous years.

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Pa. Legislature must pass animal cruelty bills with teeth.

As the 2017-18 session of the General Assembly began last week with the swearing-in of members of the House of Representatives and Senate, much work needs to be done to address the many pressing needs of the commonwealth. They include property tax reform, pension reform and timely adoption of a fiscally responsible state budget.

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Are Pennsylvania’s DUI laws too lenient?

By Andrew Forgotch
The question is being asked following a Facebook post from a police chief following a double fatal crash.

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Trash-talking Rep. Greiner

From Lancaster Online

TO THE EDITORS: Recently, I received a card in the mail asking for volunteers to gather trash along the roads in Upper Leacock Township. The request was from a member of the state House, Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-43).

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