HARRISBURG – Effective immediately, clarification changes have been made to the state’s new law regarding background clearances for employees and volunteers who have direct and routine contact with children, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), author of the legislation.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Duane Milne (R-Chester) joined colleagues in passing legislation that will help families facing the financial challenge of caring for individuals with disabilities.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting in favor of a meaningful public pension reform measure on Tuesday that would establish a hybrid 401(K)-type and cash balance pension plan for future state and school employees.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of the $30.18 billion budget passed by the House and Senate also eliminated the fair education funding formula and school reimbursement reform passed by both chambers, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) today expressed his extreme disappointment after the governor announced his veto of the 2015-16 budget package, which includes additional funding for education, human services and public safety, while holding the line on overall spending and not increasing taxes on working families and job creators.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined colleagues in passing legislation to help families facing the financial stress of caring for individuals with disabilities.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tim Krieger (R-Delmont) has circulated a co-sponsorship memo requesting support for House Resolution 420, which calls for a full examination of the role of the judiciary in the formulation of public policy:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) tonight joined her colleagues in a vote to reform Pennsylvania’s archaic liquor and wines sales system. Both houses of the General Assembly passed House Bill 466, sending it to the governor for his signature.
HARRISBURG – Calling it a historic day in Pennsylvania, Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) voted with the majority to send three major pieces of legislation to the governor, including the 2015-16 state budget, public pension reform and liquor privatization.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today voted in favor of Senate Bill 1, which would shift state and public school employees hired after Jan. 1, 2016, from a defined benefit plan to a hybrid 401(k)-style and cash balance plan for current and future employees, was passed today by the House on a predominantly party-line vote.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voted with the majority of his House colleagues to approve legislation (Senate Bill 1) that would reform Pennsylvania’s pension systems.
HARRISBURG – The state House today voted in favor of a bill that would privatize the Commonwealth’s liquor system (House Bill 466), according to York County House Republican state Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township). The members issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican delegation hailed tonight’s positive vote by both houses of the General Assembly sending legislation, House Bill 466, to reform Pennsylvania’s antiquated liquor and wine sales system to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
HARRISBURG – After Tuesday’s votes in the House, where two important proposals, Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform measure, and House Bill 466, a plan to get Pennsylvania out of the liquor business, were both passed, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) said the $30.8 billion General Fund budget passed in the House on Saturday funds the core functions of government, adds record levels of funding for basic education and does not raise taxes. The Legislature’s budget contrasts sharply with the budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf, who proposed a substantial tax hike to pay for a host of spending increases including K-12 education. In fact, the governor’s proposed new spending plan comes with a price tag of about $8 billion in new taxes.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the state House approved a public pension reform measure and a liquor privatization plan, and both have been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf for his consideration. After the votes, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG - Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Chester/Montgomery) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the state’s lower chamber in passing historic pension reforms that he has fought for since his election to the House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – The state House approved Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform measure, and House Bill 466, a liquor divestment plan, on Tuesday, Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) said. After the votes, Ellis made the following statement:
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the state House approved Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform measure that would establish a hybrid 401(K)-style and cash balance plan for future state and school employees, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) said. After the vote, Brown made the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Noting the large impact that public pension costs have on local property taxes, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today voted for a bill that would reform Pennsylvania’s public pension systems and save taxpayers money.