Schmitt: Same Old Tax-and-Spend Proposal from the Governor

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) joined fellow members of the House and Senators to listen to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal. In response to the governor’s $36.6 billion 2020-21 spending proposal, a $2.05 billion increase over the enacted current budget, Schmitt issued the following statement:

House Republican Leaders Call for Spending Slow Down

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by $2 billion for fiscal year 2020-21. The governor presented his $36 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.

Keller Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s $36.06 billion budget proposal for 2020-21 represents a dangerous increase of $2.05 billion over the previous year’s approved spending plan, according to Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland).

Hershey Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s $36.06 billion budget proposal for 2020-21 represents a dangerous increase of $2.05 billion from the previous year’s approved spending plan, according to Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin).

Fritz Offers Comments on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As the governor spoke before the House and Senate elaborating on his ideas for this year’s state budget, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), member of the House Appropriations Committee, shared his perspective on the governor's proposed budget.

Gregory Leery of Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s $36.06 billion budget proposal for 2020-21 represents a dangerous increase of $2.05 billion over the previous year’s approved spending plan, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).

House GOP Leaders: Don’t Change What Isn’t Broken

Feb. 03, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders today agreed with some of the findings of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee’s (LBFC) year-long study into the medical malpractice venue issue but were disappointed that the bipartisan, bicameral committee stopped short in asking for the state’s highest court to abandon its proposal to revoke the current venue rule.

Grove Issues Statement on Wasteful Spending by State Fiscal Watchdog Agency

Jan. 30, 2020 /

DOVER – A recent article by SpotLight PA revealed the Office of State Inspector General wasted $160,000 in taxpayer money on pistols, ammunition and other equipment for its investigators. However, the investigators are not legally allowed to carry firearms, so the $160,000 worth of guns and accessories are left to sit unused. In response to this grave misspending of taxpayer dollars, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, issued the following statement:

Turzai Joins National Leaders at White House for USMCA Signing

Jan. 29, 2020 /

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) joined state and local officials from across the country today for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signing at the White House with President Donald J. Trump. He issued the following statement after the signing:

Toohil Issues Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 906

Jan. 28, 2020 /

Toohil Issues Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 906

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Senate passed Senate Bill 906 on concurrence Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. John Yudichak (I-14), would halt the planned closures by the Department of Human Services of the White Haven and Polk state centers. The bill now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf, who is likely to veto the measure.