Boback Issues Statement on Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

Mar. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) issued a statement today after the unveiling of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The budget includes spending of $33.8 billion, representing an increase in spending of 16 percent over this fiscal year. In her statement, Boback said:

Jozwiak Calls Governor’s Budget Proposal an Opening Offer

Mar. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – While he only took the oath of office in January, state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) has learned enough in his short tenure in state government to realize the $33.8 billion state budget proposal outlined today in Harrisburg by the governor is little more than an opening offer.

Cox Pleased Property Taxes Highlighted in Governor’s Budget

Mar. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) was pleased today in Harrisburg to hear Pennsylvania’s governor talk about the important issue of property taxes during his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly.

Rader Issues Statement on Governor Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Mar. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader Jr. (R-Monroe) issued a statement today after the unveiling of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The budget includes spending of $33.8 billion, representing an increase in spending of 16 percent over this fiscal year. In his statement, Rader said:

Wolf Budget Proposal Does Not Reflect Values of Pennsylvania, Says McGinnis

Mar. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Citing concern over the 16 percent spending increase represented by Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 budget proposal, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) urges citizens to speak out against the plan. The governor unveiled his $33.8 billion budget blueprint today before a joint session of the General Assembly.

Ortitay Voices Small Business Concerns in Harrisburg

Mar. 03, 2015 /

HARRISBURG— Yesterday, on the eve of the governor’s state budget address, Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) joined several concerned state lawmakers and small business advocates to highlight the negative impact potential tax increases could have on small businesses and job creation in Pennsylvania. A small business owner himself, Ortitay contributed to ta roundtable discussion and acknowledged his support for pro-job, pro-growth policies.

House Moves Legislation to Mandate Probation for the Most Dangerous Sex Offenders

Mar. 02, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) was pleased that his legislation to increase public safety by requiring courts to impose a mandatory three-year probation period to immediately follow the convictions of serious sex offenders passed unanimously through the House today.

Phillips-Hill Backs Bill to Restrict Government Spending

Mar. 02, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – On the eve of a budget address by Gov. Tom Wolf that is rumored to include a number of tax increases, state Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) today voted to advance House Bill 472, the Taxpayer Protection Act. This legislation, which passed the State Government Committee on a party-line vote, would promote responsible management of taxpayer dollars through restrictions on state government spending.

Krieger Taxpayer Protection Act Approved for House Consideration

Mar. 02, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Krieger’s (R-Delmont) Taxpayer Protection Act (House Bill 472), that would constitutionally control the future growth of state government spending, was advanced by the House State Government Committee today for consideration on the House floor.

Jozwiak Meets with U.S. Marshals Who Helped to Capture Frein

Feb. 27, 2015 /

Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) this week in Harrisburg met Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Stacia Hylton and U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin J. Pane during their visit to the state Capitol. Hylton and Pane were part of a large team – along with other U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police officers and other law enforcement personnel – who worked together to track down and arrest Eric Frein. The Marshals involved received a House citation honoring their work. Frein hid in the woods for weeks after allegedly killing one Pennsylvania State Police officer and seriously wounding another Pennsylvania State Police Officer in September 2014.