In this update:
Podcast with Rep. Ryan on school property tax elimination efforts
My latest podcast features a conversation with Representative Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) who is one of the strongest advocates of school property tax efforts in the House of Representatives.
You can listen to our conversation that runs approximately 18 minutes here.
This issue remains one of my top priorities in the Senate and I found my conversation with Representative Ryan to be encouraging given his unique background prior to being elected to the state House.
You can learn more about our discussion on this key issue here.
I hope you take a few minutes to listen to our update and as always, please let me know what you think of our conversation here.
You can subscribe to my podcast, Kristin’s Corner, to stay up-to-date on important state issues here.
House sends governor bill honoring fallen Marine from Dallastown
The House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation I sponsored that would designate the bridge carrying Iron Stone Hill Road (State Route 2087) over the Codorus Creek as the Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca Memorial Bridge.
Sgt. Wrinkle graduated from Dallastown High School in 2001. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Special Operations Multi-Purpose K9 Handler for the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Company G and Marine Special Operations Team 8221 in Herat Province, Afghanistan.
He was deployed on July 1, 2011. He passed away on July 31, 2011 while trying to rescue his service dog, Tosca, from a barracks fire in Herat Province, Afghanistan.
It was Sgt. Wrinkle’s loyalty and courage that he showed in Afghanistan when he ran into a barracks fire to rescue his service dog, Tosca, in a heroic act, laying down his life for his partner, that we commend, honor and remember.
The legislation now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.
Read more about this measure here.
Tech CEOs outline strengths and opportunities for growth in York County
I recently participated in a wide-ranging roundtable discussion with Rich Wurzbach of MRG Laboratories, Mark Zeleznock of Dataforma, Inc., and Matt Bloom of CRIMEWATCH PA.
Joining me were Representatives Seth Grove, Mike Jones, Kate Klunk and several stakeholders. The event took place at J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, which is on the campus of York College. The Center is home to a business incubator.
I am extremely grateful for the time Rich, Mark and Matt provided us to have an engaging discussion on the future and focus of York County as it relates to workforce development and job growth with tech careers.
You can watch my recap of our event here.
You can watch the roundtable discussion in its entirety below.
Touring Wrightsville with York County Economic Alliance
On Tuesday, I joined the team of the York County Economic Alliance for their municipal highlight series that toured Wrightsville.
We had a very good dialogue on local issues impacting the borough, as well as residents and the business community. We toured several small businesses and manufacturer DONSCO as part of our tour.
Mark your calendar – telephone town hall event on May 30
I am hosting my first telephone town hall event as your state senator on May 30 at 6 p.m.
The event will feature an opportunity to ask me questions about state-related issues as well as provide feedback through a series of surveys on various proposals that are under consideration at the state Capitol.
I hope you can join me. If you are interested in participating, please sign up here.
SALUTE TO VETERANS event planned for May 25 in York
The York Revolution are hosting their annual SALUTE TO VETERANS featuring free tickets and food for veterans as well as reduced prices for family members at their game on Saturday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will feature a pregame Veterans Salute as well as fireworks postgame.
You can get more information here.
David Lukes of Stewartstown earns Eagle Scout
Congratulations to David H. Lukes of Boy Scout Troop 27 in Stewartstown on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout! It was an honor to join his family, friends, and fellow scouts to celebrate his significant achievement and present him with a citation from the Senate of Pennsylvania on Monday evening!
David, the son of David and Elizabeth Lukes, built three information kiosks and repaired and painted three additional kiosks at Codorus State Park as his Eagle project.
Well done, David!
Remembering, honoring and showing our gratitude to law enforcement during National Police Week
During this National Police Week, we pause to express our gratitude and say thank you to the exceptional men and women serving in law enforcement throughout York County, across the Commonwealth and across the nation.
Thanking West Manchester Township Police and Firefighters
On Wednesday, I joined the West Manchester Township Board of Supervisors, Representative Seth Grove, West Manchester Township Police Department Chief Snyder, and West Manchester Township Fire Department Chief Laughman to recognize the significant achievements of our police officers and fire fighters in keeping the community safe and expressing gratitude for their service and sacrifice.
Thank you to all of our dedicated men and women protecting and serving our communities!
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