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In this update:

  • Coming Up: Discovering the Welsh Heritage
  • Senate Approves Bill to Boost PA Youth Hunting and Fishing
  • 100 Years of Hanover Foods
  • Weigh in On My Survey: Squatters in PA
  • Great Coffee and Great Conversation This Week
  • Veterans: Claim Your Free York Revolution Ticket!
  • Laurel Fire Company #1’s Annual Appreciation Banquet
  • Stopping Mobile Device Carriers from Misleading Consumers
  • Free Hotline to Support New Parents
  • Honoring Law Enforcement Officers
  • Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives
  • Upcoming PennDOT Maintenance Projects

Coming Up: Discovering the Welsh Heritage

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of joining the Rehoboth Welsh Chapel in Delta during its Spring Gymanfa Ganu event. We discussed the rich history of the chapel, its architectural significance, and the Welsh traditions that continue to thrive there.

Stay tuned for an enlightening podcast episode of “Kristin’s Corner” where you’ll hear the remarkable story of Rehoboth Welsh Chapel and its vibrant community. Plus, a video of our conversation will be released as well! Keep an eye on my social media for updates.

Senate Approves Bill to Boost PA Youth Hunting and Fishing

The Senate unanimously approved legislation to create a new license plate for Pennsylvania sportsmen with proceeds used to fund youth hunting and fishing education.

The Pennsylvania Sportsman registration plate would celebrate those who hunt and fish. Under Senate Bill 916, the plate would be designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

The Pennsylvania Sportsman plate would cost $40 plus the registration fee, of which $14 would be deposited into a Youth Hunting and Fishing Restricted Account to be allocated equally to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for the purpose of promoting youth hunting and fishing activities.

100 Years of Hanover Foods

It was a pleasure to present a citation commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hanover Foods Corporation last weekend. From its beginnings as Hanover Canning Company in 1924 to becoming a leader in quality and sustainable food production, this family-owned business has made a lasting impact.

Congratulations to Hanover Foods on a century of excellence and best wishes for continued success!

Weigh in On My Survey: Squatters in PA 

Squatters occupying properties illegally are becoming a growing concern for property owners in Pennsylvania. Some even demand payment to vacate, adding to the burden.

In response, the state legislature is exploring ways to strengthen laws to remove squatters more swiftly and cost effectively.

I want to hear your thoughts on this issue.

Take my survey!

Your feedback is important, and I’ll share the results soon. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to participate too!

Great Coffee and Great Conversation This Week 

Huge thanks to everyone who joined me for Coffee & Conversation!️ Your participation made for an engaging and meaningful time. Special shoutout to Merlin’s Coffee for being our amazing host!

I appreciate our dialogue and look forward to more great discussions in the future. You can find more photos from the morning on my Instagram. Stay tuned for my next event!

Veterans: Claim Your Free York Revolution Ticket!

The York Revolution is extending a heartfelt gesture to honor Veterans and active-duty military members. On May 25, they will host a special event titled “Salute to Service,” where Veterans and military personnel can enjoy complimentary tickets and food vouchers.

Veterans and active-duty military members are invited to claim their free tickets and food vouchers online at

You can find a list of national brands that are offering or will offer discounts this month to Veterans as well as active servicemen and women here.

Laurel Fire Company #1’s Annual Appreciation Banquet

The Laurel Fire Company #1 held its Annual Appreciation Banquet, an event that highlights the community’s gratitude for the selfless dedication of its members, earlier this month.

Known for their unwavering commitment and readiness, Laurel Fire Company #1 operates under the motto “Always ready to run!” This is vividly demonstrated each time their trucks roll out in response to an emergency, showcasing the seamless teamwork and support system that includes not only the firefighters but also their families. You can find more photos from the event here.

Stopping Mobile Device Carriers from Misleading Consumers

Pennsylvania reached a $10.25 million settlement with several major mobile device service carriers regarding deceptive advertising practices, including supposed “unlimited” data plans and “free” phones.

The settlement with AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Cricket and T-Mobile requires the carriers to disclose all attached fees and agreements, train customer service staff accordingly, and be truthful in future advertising.

The terms of the settlements address misrepresentations in advertisements concerning “unlimited” data advertisements, “free” phone offers, monetary incentives to switch wireless networks and wireless carrier plan comparisons. They will be able to claim that a consumer will save money by purchasing its products or services only when it’s reasonable based on comparisons with the prices of comparable goods and services of other providers.

Free Hotline to Support New Parents

While we celebrated mothers last week, they need our support more than simply on Mother’s Day – particularly when they recently had a baby and are much more prone to feeling depressed, anxious and overwhelmed.

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline is free, confidential and available 24/7. Trained counselors can listen to what callers and texters are going through, connect them with local support groups and organizations, and refer them to other health care professionals if they need more care.

Call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262). Partners and other family members may also use the hotline as pregnancy and the birth of a baby can affect the whole family.

Honoring Law Enforcement Officers 

As National Police Week concludes, let us continue to stand in solidarity with our law enforcement heroes. Together, we pledge to support and appreciate those who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe.

In support of that initiative, we have recently passed multiple laws to aid the men and women who work so hard to protect us. Act 34 of 2023 funded an additional 100 Pennsylvania State Police troopers to help make our communities safer. Act 10 of 2023 gave municipal police the authority to conduct fingerprint-based criminal history checks on police applicants to ensure we accept and train qualified individuals.

Their unwavering dedication to serving and protecting our communities remains an inspiration to us all. Their selflessness and sacrifice do not go unnoticed, and we extend our deepest gratitude for their service.

In the days ahead, may we carry forward the spirit of gratitude and recognition for our law enforcement officers, ensuring that their valor is celebrated not just this week, but every day.

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives

When diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is higher than 90%. Of course, a missed mammogram could mean the delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.

If you are high risk, don’t let the cost of screening deter you. Through Act 1 of 2023, Senate Republicans eliminated costs for breast MRIs, breast ultrasounds, and BRCA-related genetic testing and counseling.

Women aged 40 and above who regularly get mammograms are in the best position to fight breast cancer. Remember, early detection saves lives.

Upcoming PennDOT Maintenance Projects   

Most weeks, PennDOT shares with me its maintenance schedule for the week ahead. When it becomes available, you can view the full list here to see if it will impact you and your family.

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