Peifer Asks Governor to Consider Emergency State Funding Bill

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) today voted to release critical state funding to schools and human service agencies. The House passed an emergency funding bill that would allow state and federal dollars to flow to state operations that are in desperate need of funding.

Taylor Backs Emergency Funding Bills

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing emergency legislation to fund social service agencies across the Commonwealth, while releasing funds to our school districts.

Lancaster County House Republican Delegation Supports Emergency State Funding Legislation

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG- The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation voted today to approve emergency funding for struggling social service agencies and schools. The legislation, Senate Bills 1000 and 1001, would provide four months of funding for government operations applied retroactively to the beginning of the fiscal year July 1 through Oct. 31. This legislation would release $11 billion in state and more than $24 billion in federal funds. The bills are being sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature into law, following a party line vote in the House of Representatives.

Barrar Voted to Resolve Issues Caused by Wolf’s Full Budget Veto

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the state House in voting to provide emergency state funding as a way of temporarily resolving the many issues Gov. Tom Wolf’s full budget veto has caused.

Truitt Says Budget Pain Can End Today with Governor’s Signature

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRSIBURG – After passage of legislation to offer emergency funding to health and human services organizations and school districts adversely impacted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s June 30 budget veto, Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) issued the following statement:

Speaker Urges Governor to Sign Emergency Funding Bill

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passing emergency funding for schools and human services:

Knowles Urges Governor to Sign Emergency Funding Plan

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) joined the majority of his colleagues in voting to provide emergency state funding to school districts and agencies who are struggling to make ends meet after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the General Assembly’s budget in its entirety in June.

Impacts of Impasse Are Real, Ellis Says

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Through a meaningful effort to financially assist struggling social service agencies and school districts across the state, Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) joined the majority of his House colleagues in passing an emergency funding package on Thursday. The measure has been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf for his consideration.

Emergency Funding is Needed Now, Brown Says

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) joined the majority of her House colleagues in voting in favor of providing some emergency funding for school districts and agencies that are struggling to make ends meet as a result of the ongoing state budget impasse.

Culver and Masser Support Allocating Emergency Funding for Struggling Schools and Agencies

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – As a direct result of Gov. Tom Wolf’s total veto of the General Assembly’s budget plan back in June, several school districts and social service agencies around the state have reported they are now on the brink of severe financial struggles. With that in mind, area state Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) joined the majority of their House colleagues in voting in favor of allocating emergency funding to entities in need.

Wolf’s Status Quo is Hurting Pennsylvanians

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today voted in favor of emergency state funding legislation desperately needed by our school children and the least fortunate in our society. The legislation, Senate Bills 1000 and 1001, would provide four months of funding for government operations applied retroactively to the beginning of the fiscal year July 1 through Oct. 31. These measures, which would have released $11 billion in state and more than $24 billion in federal funds, were immediately vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Oberlander Supports Human Services, Schools with Emergency Funding Bill

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today that residents receiving vital social services, along with school students, are deserving of state funding now, and that’s why she voted in favor of emergency funding legislation in the state House of Representatives on Thursday.

Pickett Supports Emergency Funding for Students, Families in Need

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – To help ensure that families in crisis, senior citizens, veterans and students who use vital services funded by state and federal subsidies continue receiving them, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today voted in favor of legislation to provide four months of emergency funding, retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1 and through Oct. 31.

Santora Calls on Wolf to Release Emergency State Funding

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) along with a majority of his colleagues in the state House sent an emergency state funding package to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk to provide financial relief to struggling social services and school districts.

Diamond to Wolf: Stop Using Kids, Elderly as Political Pawns

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today passed emergency funding legislation to offer immediate relief to health and human services organizations and school districts adversely impacted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto on July 1, and the subsequent unwillingness of House Democrats to vote with Republicans during an override attempt in August.