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Protecting our Environment with Solar Home Energy

This summer, I met Meghan Wright while riding my bike in Glenside on a Saturday morning. Meghan is an Abington resident, tutor and solar energy enthusiast. She and her husband, Charles, installed solar panels in their home two years ago. As opposed to natural gas and other fossil fuels, which release hundreds of tons of carbon dioxide into the air, solar energy releases no carbon dioxide at all. This helps to reduce contributions to climate change. The Wrights are passionate about Solar Panelsprotecting the environment through solar energy – and say it is a cost-effective alternative to traditional energy supplies.

If you are considering solar energy in your home, Meghan says to give it a try. The Wrights expect to break even on their solar home energy investment within the next seven years, and say that many companies offer financing plans to make the investment more affordable. You can obtain a free cost assessment from a Pennsylvania certified solar energy installer to determine what your investment might look like, and when you may break even. It is always beneficial to obtain multiple assessments for comparison. You can find a list of PA Sunshine Program Approved Solar Electric Installers here. Installing solar panels in your home is an excellent way to participate in community change that will protect our environment.

Serving the Commonwealth through a Special Committee

Senator HaywoodLast week, I was selected to serve on a bipartisan Senate Committee that will examine whether Attorney General Kane can serve as Attorney General with a suspended law license. This is a challenging assignment. The Committee is expected to report findings to the full Senate in thirty days.

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Dare to care,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District

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In the News

Recess resolution tiff prompts potential Senate stopgap budget veto override votes – Capitolwire

October 28, 2015 – Senate Democrats argued Tuesday afternoon the full Senate should not recess from session until a state budget is done. And it would appear that effort has prompted Senate Republicans to position Gov. Tom Wolf’s stopgap budget vetoes for potential override votes on Wednesday.  Read More →

Montgomery County lawmaker to help decide Kane’s fate as AG – Intelligencer

October 27, 2015 – A freshman state lawmaker from Montgomery County will sit on a special bipartisan senate committee created to begin looking into whether Kathleen Kane can function as the state’s top law enforcement officer with a suspended law license. Read More →

Should rank-and-file lawmakers stay in Harrisburg until budget deal is done? – ABC27

October 26, 2015 – At a luncheon on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said a budget deal may be closer than most people realize. Read More →


“No budget, no break” – Philadelphia Daily News

October 25, 2015 –The Republican-controlled state Legislature is poised to take a two-week session break. (Perhaps to get some rest before a fresh round of budgetary inertia. Read More →


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