Senator Coleman E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Remembering 9/11 with Local First Responders
  • Join Me at Our Senior Expo on Oct. 12
  • Stronger Rainy Day Fund Improves PA’s Financial Position
  • Revenue Collections Below Monthly Estimate
  • Preparing for Election Day
  • Free Support Available to Military Members
  • Fire, Ambulance Companies: Apply Now for State Grants

Remembering 9/11 with Local First Responders

I was in Upper Macungie on Monday to commemorate the solemn anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, with firefighters at Goodwill Fire Company No. 1. It is important to remember the events of that tragic day and keep alive the memories of those who perished in the attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and here in Pennsylvania.

Our community is truly blessed to have brave and dedicated first responders who work day and night to protect our families.

Join Me at Our Senior Expo on Oct. 12

On Thursday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., I will host a Senior Expo at the Upper Bucks County Technical School located at 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, 18944.

This event is FREE to attend and will include the following:

  • Food and refreshments;
  • Door prizes;
  • Student led activities including senior games and paraffin hand-dips;
  • Safety seminars presented by the Bedminster Township Police Community Relations;
  • Information and resources;
  • Flu shots, blood pressure checks, balance checks and more!

Register today online or register at the door when you arrive for the event.

For more information, please call 267-551-3764.

Stronger Rainy Day Fund Improves PA’s Financial Position

Moody’s Investor Services has affirmed Pennsylvania’s current bond rating and revised the state’s financial outlook from stable to positive.

As part of its decision to upgrade the commonwealth’s status, Moody’s commended the amount of money in the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Bolstering our financial safety net has been a top priority in the past three years, and it is encouraging to see those efforts translate to real results.

Because of hard decisions made by Senate Republicans to resist the urge to spend billions and instead embrace smarter budgeting approaches, Pennsylvania’s financial position has improved.

Revenue Collections Below Monthly Estimate

Each month, the Senate Appropriations Committee prepares an update about the state’s financial health. The most recent report shows that General Fund revenue collections of $2.9 billion in August were below the monthly estimate by $27.1 million, or 0.9%.

The Shapiro Administration recently approved collective bargaining agreements with the state’s major labor unions that are projected to cost taxpayers $3.2 billion during the next four years.

The full update, including the monthly revenue report, is available here.

Preparing for Election Day

In honor of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, it’s a great time to prepare for Election Day on Nov. 7. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 23. If you’ve moved, you can also double check that you’re registered to vote at your current address.

Anyone who wishes to vote by mail must apply by Oct. 31. You have to be a registered voter to submit an application.

If you are looking for a way to help your community, learn more about becoming a poll worker here. Thousands of Pennsylvanians are necessary to run elections, and poll workers are needed in all 67 counties.

Free Support Available to Military Members

As a reminder for Suicide Prevention Month, veterans in crisis can call the toll-free Veterans Crisis Line. It serves veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.

A caring, qualified responder is available to provide confidential support and connect callers with resources 24/7, 365 days a year.

Call 988 and then press 1 or chat online.

Fire, Ambulance Companies: Apply Now for State Grants

Fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania are encouraged to submit an application for the 2023-24 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

Grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $20,000 for fire companies and $15,000 for volunteer ambulance services – increased this year because of legislation supported by Senate Republicans.

Find more information and apply online here by Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.


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