Below is a recap of this weekís activity around the district. My visits to Morey Elementary School and Monroe Career & Technical Institute were among the highlights.
Iíve also included information on reporting potholes and a look ahead to next week in the Capitol.
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In this Issue:
Iím working with my House colleagues in the 40th Senatorial District to host two free identity theft and cyber safety forums April 28 and April 29.
The Tuesday, April 28 forum will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company at 155 Firehouse Lane, Nazareth (off Bushkill Center Road). Iíll be joined by Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-138) and Rep. Joe Emrick (R-137).
The Wednesday, April 29 forum will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Chestnuthill Park Building, Route 715 in Brodheadsville. Iíll be hosting the forum with Rep. Jack Rader (R-176), Rep. David Parker (R-115) and Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-189).
Representatives from the Attorney Generalís Office will discuss:
Light refreshments will be available. For more information and to register, please contact our Northampton County district office at 610-863-1200, our Monroe County district office at 570-620-4326, or e-mail Grace Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for my ďChairmanís ReportĒ next week about the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee Bear Trip yesterday!
On Wednesday March 11, I toured Monroe Career & Technical Institute where I had the opportunity to visit classrooms and observe students receive career training. I enjoyed speaking to the instructors as well as the administration about their thoughts on how we can invest in our future. As your Senator, I am committed to ensuring that schools are providing our children with the education needed for future success.
I look forward to the additional visits I plan to make in our local schools and small businesses as part of my initiative to create local, family-sustaining jobs in Monroe and Northampton County.
Learn more about MCTI at http://www.monroecti.org!
The Departmentís toll-free 1-800-FIX ROAD (1-800-349-7623) hotline connects callers directly to their respective county maintenance office. PennDOT employees take pride in providing the people of their communities with quality service. Calling 1-800-FIX ROAD will result in prompt action and a telephone follow-up if the caller leaves their name and telephone number.
Callers should try to be as specific as possible in describing the location of a pothole. Helpful information includes the State Route and section number (found on small, white signs along roadways), the direction of travel (eastbound or westbound lane, etc.) and any other useful location information.
Customers can use the hotline number for any reason including:
Interesting facts about the 40th Senatorial District:
Monroe County has 1,268 lane miles for seven highway crews to cover. Black top plants (for hot patch) do not begin until May 15. Until then a cold mix material is used as a temporary fix.
Northampton County has 1,243 lane miles in our district, and there are eight highway crews.
My colleagues and I on the Senate Appropriations Committee begin three weeks of budget hearings on the proposed 2015-16 state budget on Monday, March 16. You can watch the hearings at www.pasenategop.com.
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