In this Update:
FREE Community Shredding Event Tomorrow, 5/20
To help residents guard themselves against identity theft, I will be hosting a free community paper shredding event tomorrow, May 20 from 9 am-1 pm at The Runway at Warminster Community Park, located at 350 East Bristol Road in Warminster.
Residents of the 6th Senate District are encouraged to bring documents that contain sensitive information to be thoroughly shredded.
Due to high demand, individuals are limited to two file boxes of paper; No plastic bag, please.
My staff will be on hand to address any state-related issues/questions. Free information on state programs and services will also be available.
For the event, you will enter at the traffic light at Hatboro and Bristol Rd. Once in the park, the line for the shredding will be on your right on the runway.
Ribbon Cutting on Route 202 to Bradford Dam Trail in Warrington Township
Earlier this month, I joined Warrington Township officials, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and members of the community for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Sections B & C of the Warrington Township portion of the Circuit Trails Network.
The newly finished link connects to public and private trails to take bikers and walkers from the 202 Parkway trail to the Bradford Dam and is approximately five miles in length. The construction of segments B&C were funded through a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Community Conservation Partnerships Program.
Warrington Township is joining other communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to expand the number and availability of walkable public trails included in the Circuit Trails System, an 800 plus mile network of multi-use trails throughout the Philadelphia area. These trails link urban, suburban, and rural communities, provide for healthy transportation and recreation, and connect communities to green spaces.
Senate Approves Measure to Improve Personal Financial Literacy
To teach high school students the financial basics, the Senate approved legislation that will enable them to make better decisions that lead to a lifetime of success and financial independence. Senate Bill 647 moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Recent estimates show there are more than 350 million American-owned credit card accounts, and credit card owners average about four cards apiece. Families in the United States are approaching approximately $1 trillion in credit card debt and more than $15 trillion in debt overall.
The bill would give high school students the information they need on topics like credit and credit scores; savings and investments; college, home and auto loans; and planning for postsecondary education and retirement.
Legislation Expanding Access to Breast Cancer Screenings Signed Into Law
Recently signed into law, Act 1 of 2023 is a first-of-its-kind breast cancer screening measure that will save Pennsylvanians’ lives.
It eliminates all costs associated with genetic testing and counseling as well as breast MRI and ultrasounds for Pennsylvanians with high-risk conditions like dense breast tissue, a personal history of breast cancer, a family history, a genetic predisposition or prior radiation therapy.
Approximately one of every eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, but this law will ensure that high-risk individuals have affordable access to early detection.
Recognizing Police Officers’ Memorial Day
I am pictured here with Officer Stephen Charles Plum, Jr’s family and Warrington Police Department officers, including Chief Friel
In recognition of Police Officers’ Memorial Day in Pennsylvania, as designated by Senate Resolution 111, the Fraternal Order of Police joined Senate Republicans to honor the brave law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year. The five officers were:
Two of the fallen officers were residents of Bucks County. Officer Stephen C. Plum Jr. of Warwick Township and Trooper Martin Francis Mack III of Bristol Township were recognized for their dedication and service to our community. I was honored to meet their families and pay tribute to the fallen heroes.
Like so many other members of law enforcement, these officers served and protected their fellow citizens – despite knowing the sacrifices they and their families would have to make. Thank you to each brave man and woman who defend the safety of our communities.
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