Wendi is keeping her word to respect taxpayers and use our money efficiently and effectively. She opposed tax increases and instead focused the budget on priorities while working to cut waste.
Wendi increased school funding to record levels, is providing support for career and technical education, and is working to reduce reliance on standardized testing. Wendi also helped increase funding for PA's colleges.
Using her professional experience in the healthcare arena, Wendi is working to make healthcare more affordable and accessible. She supports innovations like tele-medicine, as well as efforts that ensure coverage for pre-existing conditions and better control prescription costs.
One of Wendi's first acts in Harrisburg was introducing a real "No Budget, No Pay" bill. She followed that up with new legislation that passed the House to require pension forfeiture for elected officials convicted of sex crimes. Wendi also supports redistricting reform that puts people - not politicians - in charge of drawing legislative districts.
Wendi helped increase funding for PA's School Safety Grant program to improve student safety in our schools. She supported a comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic that focuses on both addiction treatment and punishing drug dealers. Wendi is pushing for new initiatives that help get possibly dangerous individuals the mental health services they may need.
Wendi is deeply committed to helping our local communities be the best they can be. She has delivered important grant funding to support important infrastructure needs, supports environmental initiatives to protect open space and our waterways, and spends countless hours meeting with local elected officials, community and civic groups, and residents to hear their concerns.