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Rep. Kathy Rapp Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

May. 06, 2016  Download

A new Legislative Report Program with Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren, Forest, Crawford) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.

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Rep. Bryan Cutler Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

May. 06, 2016  Download

This Legislative Report Program with Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.

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Rep. Grove Calls for Equitable School Funding for Charter School Facilities

May. 04, 2016  Download

Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) was joined by members of Philadelphia Charters for Excellence and the Pennsylvania Coalition for Public Charter Schools at a press conference Tuesday in Harrisburg to call on lawmakers to adopt an education funding formula that provides equal dollars for traditional public and charter school facilities. Rep. Grove said fair funding is needed to ensure that both public and charter schools are prepared to provide the best education possible for students in Pennsylvania.

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Committee Passage of Hickernell Bill to Protect Schools Against Future Budget Impasses

May. 03, 2016  Download

Legislation to guarantee that all Pennsylvania schools would continue to be funded at the previous year’s appropriation level in the event of a budget impasse has been approved by the House Education Committee. Prime sponsor Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster, Dauphin) said administrators, taxpayers, and students should not be held hostage when lawmakers and the Governor cannot agree on spending priorities in the Commonwealth. House Bill 1159 is now awaiting consideration by the full House.

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House Approves Dush Legislation to Permit ‘In God We Trust’ Displays in PA Public Schools

May. 03, 2016  Download

Legislation to allow Pennsylvania public schools to display America’s national motto, “In God We Trust,” was approved Monday by the state House by a resounding bipartisan margin of 179-20. Prime sponsor Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson & Indiana) said the bill would help to ensure future generations of Pennsylvania students will have the opportunity to see the national motto, which is part of the history and heritage of the United States, displayed in our public schools.

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Rep. Boback Calls for Support of Civics Education

May. 02, 2016  Download

Legislation designed to improve the knowledge of history and civics in the Commonwealth was the topic of a press conference held in Harrisburg on Monday. Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming) is the co-sponsor of House Bill 1858, which would require high school students to pass a test on basic facts of U.S. history and civics taken from the United States Citizenship Civics Test – the same test all immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship must pass.

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Rep. Ryan Mackenzie Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Apr. 29, 2016  Download

The weekly Legislative Report Program with Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R- Lehigh & Berks) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.

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Rep. Matt Baker Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Apr. 29, 2016  Download

The weekly Legislative Report Program with Rep. Matt Baker (R- Tioga, Bradford & Potter) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.

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Rep. Martin Causer Legislative Radio Report/Podcast

Apr. 29, 2016  Download

The weekly Legislative Report Program with Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean, Potter & Cameron) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.

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Rep. Parker Comments on Basic Education Funding Formula

Apr. 28, 2016  Download

Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) spoke in support of the adoption of a new funding formula for the distribution of basic education dollars in Pennsylvania at a press conference held in Harrisburg recently by the Citizens for Fair School Funding. Parker said that the proposal put forth by the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission would be more equitable for students statewide, and would bring an end to a cycle of underfunding for local schools.