Can your family afford an additional $1,400 in taxes? Is increased education spending the solution to improve our kids’ futures? Will a severance tax help our economy or hurt it? These are the questions being debated in Harrisburg and across the state as Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled House and Senate remain at odds over the state budget. Matt Brouillette, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation will explain the implications of Gov. Wolf’s agenda on our families and state and what’s at stake in the budget standoff.
Susquehanna Valley Conservatives is proud to host Matt Brioulette, President of the Commonwealth Foundation, as our speaker Monday September 14 at 7:00 PM at the Best Western Country Cupboard. Matt will bring us news of the current budget impasse in Harrisburg as well as other issues facing state government.
As we resume our monthly programming schedule (September through May) we are introducing a new element to our meetings. Each month we plan to invite a local state legislator to join us to discuss issues ‘on their plate’ in Harrisburg and take YOUR QUESTIONS about those and other state government topics. Representative Kerry Benninghoff of Bellefonte – Majority Policy Chariman – will be featured at the September meeting. Representative Benninghoff’s comments will follow our main speaker.
Come prepared with your questions for both Mr. Brioulette and Representative Benninghoff.
We hope to see you on September 14th.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE DATES FOR FUTURE SVC MEETINGS:
Monday, September 14 – Matt Brouillette, president of the Commonwealth Foundation, will be speaking on the the state of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as we head into a new four year term with Democrat Governor Tom Wolf and his dealings with a Republican state Senate and House.
The Commonwealth Foundation is a Harrisburg based Conservative think tank that reviews all state government operations.
September Legislative Update and Q&A: State Rep Kerry Benninghoff
Monday, October 12 – Victor G. Vogel, MD, Director of Breast Medical Oncology/Research, will be speaking on “Hope, Faith and Reason at the End of Life: How we can avoid a financial crisis in American health care.”
He will also be touching upon his new book, Doctor, What if it Were Your Mother?, which confronts complex disease treatments in a direct, relatable manner. Vogel details his experiences, offering case studies, examples, and research to help people choose the treatments that make the most sense.
October Legislative Update and Q&A: State Senator John Gordner
Monday, November 9 – Daniel Shayesteh will be speaking on “Multiculturalism and Political Correctness”
November Legislative Update and Q&A: State Rep Garth Everett
SVC meetings are held at 7pm in the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg – Baylor Conference Room (Lower level on the west side).
All SVC Meetings are free and open to the public. As always, all points of view are welcome.