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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Following passage of emergency funding to finance schools and health and human services programs through the end of October, Rep. Becky Corbin (R-East Brandywine) issued the flowing statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to stop playing politics with Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens and immediately sign the emergency funding legislation passed today by the House.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Tom Murt (Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a package of bills to help struggling social service agencies and school districts desperate for their state subsidies.
HARRISBURG – To ensure Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens who depend on imperative services to get the imperative funding they need, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) today voted to provide emergency state funding to social service providers and school districts as budget negotiations proceed.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey
(R-Clearfield/Cambria) today voted in support of legislation that would send Pennsylvania’s human service providers and public schools much-needed emergency state funding through the month of October. Senate Bills 1000 and 1001 have been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) today voted in favor of an emergency state funding package, which would provide temporary funding to social service providers and school districts as budget negotiations continue.
HARRISBURG – Following passage of emergency funding to finance schools and human services programs through the end of October, Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives today sent an emergency funding plan designed to aid struggling human service providers and school districts desperate for their state subsidies to the governor’s desk, said Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin), who supported the effort.
HARRISBURG — State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today in Harrisburg voted for an emergency state funding bill approved by the House that is now headed to the governor’s desk for his consideration.
HARRISBURG – With schools and human service agencies across the state running low on cash, state Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today voted for an emergency state funding bill approved by the House that would release money that has been tied up since the governor vetoed the state budget.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, an amendment was introduced in the House which would require breastfeeding women to get a “Certified Letter from a Doctor” in order to be excused from jury duty in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The state House on Monday unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) that would more closely monitor the activities of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. House Bill 813 may now be taken up by the state Senate.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) is drafting legislation that provides an incentive for lawmakers to reach a budget agreement before the July 1 deadline and give Pennsylvania taxpayers a greater voice in the negotiations.
HARRISBURG – At a rally in the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, legislation authored by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) was featured in an effort to secure final passage of a bill that would aid senior citizens and their family caregivers by enabling ailing residents to stay in their own homes with proper care.
HARRISBURG – As a way to posthumously honor Fayetteville Fire Chief James Cutchall, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) has authored legislation, unanimously approved by the House of Representatives this week, to designate a portion of State Route 1008 in Fayetteville, Franklin County, as the James C. Cutchall Memorial Highway.
This week, my colleagues and I in the state House are moving an emergency funding plan to allocate resources to nonprofits and schools across the state so they can keep operating as normal. When it comes to this budget impasse, I have heard from many of you. Even though Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will veto such a measure, I need you to know why it is crucial that this emergency funding is allocated now.