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Upcoming Shredder/Recycling Event
I will be hosting a FREE Shredder/Recycling Event to give residents of the 143rd Legislative District the opportunity to safely dispose of personal documents and other items.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Groveland Elementary School, 1100 North Easton Road, Doylestown. Shredding will be available until noon. This event has been very popular and there have been long lines in the past. Please be patient!

Constituents are encouraged to bring the following items for proper disposal or reuse:
  • Faded, worn or torn flags (no flag poles).
  • Eyeglasses/sunglasses, hearing aids.
  • Unused or expired over-the-counter or prescription medications (no needles or Epi-pens).
  • Clothing, shoes, games, toys and books (all in good shape and usable condition).
  • Cellphones, chargers, small appliances and small household items.
  • Can tabs.

Please call my district office for additional information 215-489-2126.

 

   
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
This Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day.

The holiday has a rich Pennsylvania history, founded by Philadelphia resident Anna Jarvis in 1908 and becoming a nationwide holiday by 1914.

Moms, you spend so much time taking care of others that I encourage you to take a few moments to look after yourselves. Please make sure that you scheduled routine women’s health examinations – procedures like mammograms and pap smears.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers free women’s health screenings for those who cannot afford them. More information can be obtained by clicking here.

And don’t forget: Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Pennsylvania women. Be sure to visit your doctor to have your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure monitored on a regular basis.

May you have a safe and enjoyable Mother’s Day holiday!

State Revenue Falls Short
Pennsylvania hit a disturbing milestone last month when the tax revenue shortfall this fiscal year not only reached, but surpassed the $1 billion mark. Normally, April is the largest revenue collection month.

The state collected $3.4 billion in General Fund revenue in April, which was $537.1 million, or 13.5 percent, less than anticipated. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $25.8 billion, which is $1.2 billion, or 4.5 percent, below estimate. Unfortunately, this revenue situation will make our budget decision in the upcoming weeks more difficult.  

Do You Have Unclaimed Property?
I just received the latest list from the Pennsylvania Treasury of constituents of the 143rd District who have unclaimed property, and you could be one of the people on the list!

The department estimates that one in 10 Pennsylvanians have money owed to them, amounting to a combined roughly $2.3 billion being held in state coffers.

To check to see if you are owed anything, click here. If you need assistance claiming the money, or filling out the appropriate claim form, contact my office at (215) 489-2126.
                      
Tax Amnesty Program Reminder

                                   
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For more information and complete program guidelines, visit www.RepQuinn.net  and click “Tax Amnesty Program Guidelines.” 

Testing your Private Well Water

With this week being Drinking Water Week, I want to remind homeowners with private wells to take time to test their water supply.

It’s recommended that residents in Pennsylvania with a private well have their well water tested every three to five years for a variety of chemical compounds, including Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs. By having a VOC screening, your well will be sampled for levels of Trichloroethylene (TCE), Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), arsenic and other contaminations unfortunately sometimes found in groundwater in this region. Some “pockets” in the area have a natural occurrence of arsenic in the well water. Testing your private well will inform you as to whether or not you might have elevated levels of unhealthy substances in your water.

Since private water supplies are unregulated, this more extensive sampling is done voluntarily by the property owner at his/her own expense. When choosing a water testing company, make sure that it uses a certified lab. If contamination is found, a water testing company can work with the property owner to mitigate the problem. Resolutions can range from resampling (at least once a year is recommended for low-level contamination), to a whole-house carbon filtration system.

You should contact the Bucks County Health Department at (215) 345-3318 to notify them of any contamination noted in the sample results.
              
Visit With Bucks County Brewery                                  
                                 
 
 
                
I recently paid a visit to Bucks County Brewery where I learned about the growth of Pennsylvania’s microbrewery industry. I’m pictured with Andrew Knechel from the brewery.

The General Assembly has taken great strides, most notably allowing beer and wine to be sold in grocery and convenience stores.

Archbishop Wood Visits the Capitol
                             
  
 
               
Archbishop Wood High School boys and girls basketball teams came to Harrisburg this week to be recognized for both teams winning state championship titles. CONGRATULATIONS!
                        
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1032 N. Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18902-1055 | Phone: (215) 489-2126
141 East Wing, PO Box 202143, Harrisburg PA 17120-2143 | Phone: (717) 772-1413
Email: mquinn@pahousegop.com
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