In these challenging economic times, Pennsylvania must do its part to encourage private-sector job and economic growth. State government must remove barriers to doing business in our state and not place undue burdens on small business and entrepreneurs.
Mike will continue to support efforts to bring Pennsylvania in-line with other states and promote regulatory reforms that remove barriers to doing business in our state.
Ensuring the safety of Pennsylvanians, especially children, is the first priority of anyone in elected public service. To that end, Mike vigorously promoted and voted for legislation that closed loopholes in Megan’s Law (Act 111 of 2011) to ensure more child sexual predators have to register with authorities.
Mike also supported Act 98 of 2011, making texting or e-mailing while driving a vehicle a primary offense.
The most regressive of all forms of taxation, property taxes unfairly burden our seniors and others on fixed incomes. That is why Mike is a sponsor of House Bill 1776 which would eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania.
There are several pieces of legislation that would eliminate or drastically reduce our public schools’ dependence on property taxes. While any single bill or a combination of them could come to vote before the full House of Representatives, Mike will support all efforts to eliminate this most burdensome form of taxation.
Mike is a leader of the efforts to oppose the tolling of Route 422.
Mike believes that the proposal of bureaucrats to toll Route 422 places an unfair burden on local residents who use the highway on a regular basis and that more comprehensive solutions must be found for transportation funding.
Mike will continue to vigorously oppose all efforts to toll Route 422.
• Led efforts to protect jobs located at the Wyeth facility in Upper Providence Township when the company was acquired by Pfizer.
• Supported the first on-time state budget in eight years which put an end to irresponsible borrowing and reined in spending.
• Played a key role in efforts to keep doctors in Pennsylvania through reforms to the civil justice system curtailing frivolous lawsuits.
• Responsible for $2 million in capital improvements and sponsored $600,000 in grants for parks in the 150th Legislative District.