House Republicans Focus on Creating Sound Fiscal Policies to Protect Taxpayers

Jan. 27, 2020 /

Constitutionally, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly is required to create a balanced budget each year. After months of proposals, hearings and negotiations, the House and the Senate vote on a budget before it moves to the governor for his signature. Of course, most people know the process is not that straightforward.

House Advances Package of Bills to Fight Human Trafficking, Says Ryan

Jan. 23, 2020 /

House Advances Package of Bills to Fight Human Trafficking, Says Ryan

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania ranks 10th in the nation in human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, but today Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a long-time advocate for victims of human trafficking, voted with his House colleagues to pass a package of bills he co-sponsored, which take aim at this worldwide problem. The legislation is now headed to the Senate.

Rowe Bill to Combat Human Trafficking Passes House

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) today announced that his House Bill 2178, which is part of a package of bills aimed at combatting human trafficking, passed the House unanimously.

Gabler Announces Intent to Depart from State House

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is announcing that 2020 will be his final year in the State House. With just under a year remaining in the current legislative session, Gabler is informing his constituents that he will not seek to serve beyond the current term.

Wentling’s Lake Erie Groin Fee Exemption Legislation Approved for House Consideration

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) which would officially define “groin structures” and exempt non-commercial groin owners from paying excessive Submerged Lands License Agreement (SLLA) fees.

Kauffman: State House Takes Stand Against Human Trafficking

Jan. 22, 2020 /

Kauffman: State House Takes Stand Against Human Trafficking

HARRISBURG – Following passage out of the House Judiciary Committee last week, the full House of Representatives today passed a package of bills aimed at combatting the crime of human trafficking, announced Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

House Approves Jozwiak Anti-Baby-Trafficking Bill

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) that would increase penalties for criminals convicted of trafficking babies.

Thomas Backs Bills to Fight Human Trafficking

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) joined her colleagues in passing a package of legislation to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, including a companion bill to Thomas’s “Buyer Beware” bill to increase the penalties for anyone convicted of soliciting a victim of human trafficking.

Speaker to Make Announcement

Jan. 22, 2020 /

WHAT: Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), who is serving in his tenth term as state representative of the 28th Legislative District and third term as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will hold a press conference.

House Republicans Take Lead to Address Human Trafficking Crisis

Jan. 22, 2020 /

House Republicans Take Lead to Address Human Trafficking Crisis

HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, the House will be voting on a package of bills designed to guarantee the well-being of victims, protect their privacy and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers.

Simmons’ Right-to-Know Bill Advances to Senate

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would empower local and state agencies to charge fees when responding to Right-to-Know requests for a commercial purpose was passed by the House of Representatives this week and will next be considered by the Senate, according to Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), prime sponsor of the bill.

Struzzi Introduces Legislation Honoring Indiana Native Jimmy Stewart

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has introduced two pieces of legislation to honor military veteran and actor Jimmy Stewart, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania. House Resolution 687 would designate May 20, 2020, as Jimmy Stewart Day, and House Resolution 688 would honor May 25, 2020, as the 25th anniversary of the Jimmy Stewart Museum.