Interact with the Chairman: Verel Salmon

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Watch Rep. Mike Kelly in action

Mike Kelly in action representing us in US Congress

We sent US rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)  to Congress to represent us and he has not disappointed us. His business background is what prompted him to run and in the current economic climate his kind of expertise is what we need in Washington, DC and his straight talk abut solving the difficulties, is seen in action in this video.

Governor’s Budget: Higher Education

Higher Education

  • The 2011/12 budget begins the process of focusing higher education dollars on following the student as opposed to funding institutions. lt lays the foundation for enabling students and parents to better determine the post secondary education course that is best for them.
  • The 2011/12 budget preserves more than $380 million in Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) grants for students

Governor’s Budget: Basic education

The 2011/12 budget does not slash education funding

  • It returns the basic education subsidy funding to Pre-Recession & Pre-Federal

Stimulus (2008/09) levels

  • It maintains a 10-year basic education subsidy funding rate increase of 2.8%

despite the loss of more than $650 million in Federal Stimulus money for


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Mornings with Mike

June 18, 2011- US Rep. Mike Kelly met in one of his “Mornings with Mike” meetings with constituents at Chico’s restaurant today at 10 am. About thirty people peppered Mike with questions on a variety of topics about his thoughts and his preparations towards resolving some of the lingering issues.

On raising the debt ceiling Mike felt that we need to look at causes of systemic changes that brought about the problem. Discussants asked his opinion on the ongoing wars, foreign aid and to shrink the size of government in Washington by involving the States.

Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare were subjects of strong interest with an exchange of ideas to solve the expected  bankruptcies and to grow out of that by reducing unemployment and thereby increasing the revenue stream. There is a need for government to get out of the way for entrepreneurs to prosper. Limited access to health care, rationing, tort reform and the significance of each of these in the overall picture were vigorously debated. Prospects for the repeal of Obamacare came up during the hour and a half meeting.