Promises Kept, More Work to Do
PENNSBURG, PA: Bob Mensch, the Pennsylvania State Senator representing portions of Berks, Bucks and Montgomery Counties, announced his bid for re-election today.
“Serving our community in Harrisburg is a true honor,” said Bob Mensch, “I am thankful for the opportunity given to me.”
“Hardworking taxpayers want a government that answers to them,” said Mensch, “My priorities are those which make government work efficiently and effectively, all the while working for the people.”
“I have kept the promises I’ve made to voters to get things done,” continued Mensch, “I want to build on that success because there is more work to do.”
“Out-of-control bureaucratic spending must end,” said Mensch, “Just last month, the Governor signed my bill to require all state government departments and agencies to justify every single dollar in their budget requests.”
“This reform puts taxpayers first,” said Mensch, “We can’t grow our economy and create jobs until government spending is under control.”
“Also to create jobs, the Governor just signed my bill to boost manufacturing,” continued Mensch, “Manufacturing careers provide family-sustaining employment. Reducing taxes on manufacturers while making it easier for them to grow is a source of pride, as making things in America puts our country first.”
“Finally, I firmly believe that the road to ending the disease of cancer runs through Pennsylvania’s cancer research facilities,” continued Mensch, “I will continue to fight to ensure families get access to the resources they need to prevent and fight cancer.”
Signed into law on October 30th, 2017, Act 48 of 2017 requires the Secretary of the Budget and the director of the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to create mandatory, performance-based budget reviews for each department and agency.
Also, signed into law on October 30th, 2017, Act 43 of 2017 helps Pennsylvania manufacturers to make large-scale investments to grow manufacturing capacity. Manufacturers making significant investments will be able to claim a tax deduction thus providing the company’s ability to expand jobs.
Furthermore, Act 43 removes the $5 million cap on Net Operating Losses (NOL) deductions and increases the cap of 30 percent of taxable income and brings our NOL law into Constitutional compliance. This will further expand businesses’ opportunities to create more jobs.
Bob Mensch was honored with the Pink Ribbon Award by the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for his work to fight breast cancer and authoring Breast Density Notification Act which came the law. He also holds an annual event to raise funds for research into cures for prostate and breast cancer.
Serving in the state Senate with more than 35 years of real-world business experience, Bob Mensch is focused on job creation and improving our quality of life.