Rapp, House Education Committee to Consider Recommendations for New Basic Education Funding Formula Next Week

Jun. 19, 2015 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that the House Education Committee will convene next week to examine the Basic Education Funding Commission’s newly released report which recommends that the Pennsylvania General Assembly adopt a new formula for distributing state funding for basic education to Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts.

Causer Comments on Basic Education Funding Report

Jun. 18, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – A commission established last year to study the formula for funding basic education in the state’s 500 school districts released its report on Thursday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).

Ward Supports Legislation to Clarify Child Protection Laws

Jun. 17, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In order to further clarify the Commonwealth’s child protection laws and provide in statute the waivers of two child abuse clearance fees for volunteers, Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) joined her colleagues today in the passage of House Bill 1276.

Ag Committee Discusses Milk Pricing, Producer Payments, Causer Says

Jun. 17, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), held an informational meeting Wednesday to discuss legislation designed to bring transparency to the payment of certain state-mandated premiums to Pennsylvania milk producers.

Heffley Issues Statement Following House Vote on Child Protection Legislation

Jun. 17, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today released the following statement explaining his vote against legislation that aims to address unintended consequences created by Pennsylvania’s child protection laws but would exempt college and university employees from the background check requirements:

House Agriculture Committee to Discuss Transparency in Payments to Dairy Farmers

Jun. 16, 2015 /

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to discuss House Bill 1265, which would require any payment made to a dairy farmer to clearly delineate the dollar amount of the total that consists of money collected from the state mandated over-order premium.

Saccone Bill to Ban Legislative Gifts Earns Backing of the Government Reform Caucus

Jun. 16, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Members of the Government Reform Caucus yesterday expressed their support for a measure authored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) that would prohibit gifts to legislators from individuals seeking to influence the outcome of legislation. The legislators made their announcement during a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg.