Kids Day With the Spikes A Great Success
I'd like to thank everyone who took part in my annual Kids
Day with the Spikes, which was held recently at Medlar Field
at Lubrano Park.
The free educational event features representatives from
state and local agencies providing information to benefit
children and grandchildren.
It’s a fun way to gain valuable information on
programs and benefits available to help families. It’s also
a great opportunity for me to talk to folks about issues
they care about and hear feedback from constituents on local
issues. Thanks again for making this day a great success.
“Scenes From the 34th Senatorial District” Contest
Accepting Photo Entries Through August 31
My “Scenes From the 34th Senatorial District”
calendar contest is in full swing with a little more than a
month left to submit entries.
Contestants can submit their favorite shots, under one of
12 categories representing the state symbols, by going to
http://www.senatorcorman.com/photo-contest. The contest
will remain open for submissions until August 31, 2015.
Online voting will take place from September 1, 2015 to
September 30, 2015. On September 1, a link will be placed on
www.senatorcorman.com with voting instructions.
The contest is open to all
individuals, both children and adults, residing
in the 34th Senatorial District. To
determine whether your photo is eligible, please
click here to visit a map of municipalities.
Winning photos will be featured in my 2016 Symbols of
Pennsylvania Calendar. The photo receiving the top vote in
each category will be featured for that month.
How You Can Support Pennsylvania Veterans
The PA Veterans’ Trust Fund supplements state aid for
important programs to help veterans and their families.
The VTF issues grants to statewide charitable
organizations that assist veterans, veterans service
organizations and county directors of veterans affairs to
assist veterans in need of shelter and necessities of
Funding comes from donations made via a voluntary
check-off box on driver's license renewals and vehicle
registrations, the purchase of “Honoring our Veterans”
license plates and direct donations. Please consider giving
to the Trust Fund at driver’s license renewal time, or
through alternative means. To learn more click
2015 PA Fair Guide Available
Community fairs are one of the many highlights of summer in our region. The
entertainment and homemade food, and the celebrations of local history and
culture make fairs a great experience for the whole family. The 2015 PA Fair
Guide lists 109 different fairs. You can download the guide
Budget Negotiations Continue
It’s been nearly a month since the governor vetoed the
responsible, on-time budget the Legislature approved by the
Constitutionally-mandated June 30 deadline. And while
negotiations are ongoing, there are still divides between
the governor and the Legislature that have prohibited a
budget from being signed.
The budget we approved included new funds
for public education, without the $4.5 billion tax hikes that
Governor Wolf is proposing. Many of us are wondering why
Governor Wolf, who appeared to be a reasonable new leader,
is insisting on such massive tax increases when we can meet
the needs of state government without taking more money from families and businesses.
I remain hopeful that a compromise can be reached so we
can appropriately fund the services the people of
Pennsylvania depend on.