Governor Endorses Senator Mensch’s Bill to Remove Recurring Projects from LBFC

Harrisburg –  Senator Bob Mensch’s (R-24) legislation, Senate Bill 622, which seeks to remove certain recurring projects from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) has unanimously passed the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives and was enacted by the Governor.

The LBFC, chaired by Senator Mensch, is a bicameral bipartisan legislative service agency consisting of 12 members of the General Assembly. The Committee is responsible for conducting studies and making recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures; promoting economy in the government of the Commonwealth; and assuring that state funds are being expended in accordance with legislative intent and law. To carry out these mandates, the LBFC is authorized to conduct a wide range of research activities pertaining to the operation and performance of state-funded programs and agencies.

The removal of certain recurring projects will enable LBFC to allow personnel to work on new studies.  Previous LBFC reports and presentations can be found here.

More information is available on Senator Mensch’s website, www.SenatorMensch.com, on Facebook, and Twitter.

CONTACT: Sarah Rasmussen, srasmussen@pasen.gov (215) 541-2388