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o Healthcare/Human Services
o Workforce Development/Training
o Budget Related
Two days before the June 30th deadline, the Pennsylvania Legislature finalized a $33.997 billion budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Governor Tom Wolf signed the budget the same day even though the spend number is less than his original $34.1 billion budget proposal, but an increase from last years’ budget (1.8% over what was spent and 4.4% more than what was passed).
Due in part to better than expected revenues, the budget does not include any broad based tax increases or significant cuts to Human Services programs. The budget also saw just under $300million deposited into the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
The budget package includes:
This year the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce continued to be the leading voice for business in Delaware County. The Government Affairs Committee, Board of Directors and Chamber staff have advocated and monitored many issues that could impact our membership. The advocacy mission of the Delaware County Chamber is to promote the growth and development of the regional business community through: the advocacy of positive and permanent business friendly government laws and regulations; effective communication with our elected officials; and, development of strategic partnerships to accomplish these objectives.
Areas of major concern where identified in the attached document, and include:
These issues and others have led the Chamber to monitor, track, advocate for/against, over 200 pieces of legislation the beginning of this Legislative Session alone.
Due to our advocacy and your support we continue to be effective in shaping legislation that impacts our members. We welcome your input on these issues or any legislative matter of interest to you. The Government Affair’s meetings are held 8am on the third Friday of every month. For more information, please contact the Chamber office or the Chamber’s Government Affairs Consultant, Alex Rahn, at 717-378-3388.
Chaddsford Winery is excited to bring back our Adult Summer Camp for a third year!
Offered on two Saturdays in July (July 20 + 27), the program is designed to get attendees outside for a day of lawn games, arts-and-crafts, and friendly camaraderie – all while enjoying Chaddsford wine, local beer, and delicious food.
The day begins at 11am and includes access to friendly, team-based games like Corn Hole, Case Box Challenge, Kickball, Volleyball, and a Riddling Rack Toss.
After working up an appetite, stop for lunch between 12-3pm at the Build-Your-Own-Burger Bar from Albie’s – including all your favorite gourmet fixins', side of fries, Sangria Wine Popsicle, and 1 drink ticket.