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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Honoring Our Veterans
  • Around the 40th District
  • Pennsylvania Government will Implement Performance-Based Budgeting
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission holds Public Auction Nov. 18
  • Get Ready for Winter with PA Emergency Preparedness Guide

Honoring Our Veterans

November 11, Veterans Day, began as Armistice Day, observing the official end of major hostilities of World War I in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

Since 1954, the U.S. has set aside this day to honor all of Americaís military veterans, including the 820,000 who call Pennsylvania home.

You can find information on veteransí benefits and assistance here. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Around the 40th District

Congratulations to Best Auto Service & Tire Center in Tannersville as they celebrate ten years in business! In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, Best Auto will give all veterans a FREE oil change and free food and drinks for customers.

St. Lukeís University Health Network recently celebrated the one year anniversary of their Monroe Campus and the opening of their new Cancer Center & Medical Office Building on Route 611. Best wishes for your continued success and thank you for bringing quality healthcare to our community.

Congratulations to Jared Garcia, the newest Eagle Scout of Troop 43 in Bath. For his Eagle Scout project, Jared constructed a gazebo for the East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Thank you for having me at your ceremony and for your service to your troop, our community and our committed emergency services personnel.

Pennsylvania Government will Implement Performance-Based Budgeting

Significant legislation to require all state departments and agencies to justify their budget requests beginning with dollar one was recently signed into law.

Act 48 of 2017 will require performance-based budget reviews every five years that include detailed descriptions of all agency appropriations and programs, data on performance measures, agency goals and objectives, and more.

Performance-based budgeting is common in the private sector, and I supported enactment of this new law to bring such strict accounting to budgets that are spending taxpayer dollars.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission holds Public Auction Nov. 18

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is holding a public auction of deaccessioned items from its collection on Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m.

The auction features more than 6,000 items, including a 19th century weathervane depicting a cut steel horse and rider, 19th Century relic long guns, a Pennsylvania blanket chest circa 1788, a Stoneware jug, and more than 100 maps from the Pennsylvania State Archives. The auction will take place at Cordier Auctions & Appraisals, 1500 Paxton St., Harrisburg. Items can be previewed Friday noon to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day of the auction.

The pieces being sold have no special significance to the history of the Commonwealth or duplicate what is already in the stateís collection.

Get Ready for Winter with PA Emergency Preparedness Guide

With winter coming and significant snowstorms possibly around the corner, now is a good time to plan for possible emergencies, according to the PA Emergency Management Agency. The Pennsylvania Emergency Preparedness Guide provides numerous checklists for simple preparations, including:

  • Make a Family Emergency Plan
  • Home Emergency Kit; Children, Adults and those with Special Needs and Older Residents
  • Managing Important Documents
  • Vehicle Emergency Kit

PEMA notes that while emergency workers will help after a disaster strikes, they may not be able to reach everyone right away. Thatís why itís so important to be ready to survive on your own for at least three days during an emergency.

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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
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Pen Argyl, PA 18072
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