HARRISBURG – State Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today said voters and policymakers in Pennsylvania need to face the fact that the Keystone State’s fiscal outlook will lead to higher taxes and reduced services unless drastic measures are taken – and soon.
Gov. Tom Wolf held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday for legislation, authored by Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks), which expands the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Created in 1967, the NAP incentivizes businesses to invest in affordable housing programs, community services, crime prevention, education, job training or neighborhood assistance.
HARRISBURG – Members of the York County Republican Delegation to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which consists of Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), today praised the selection of Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as the new House Majority Leader and the choice of their colleagues to retain Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) as the House Appropriations Chairman.
The 110 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus today once again elected Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) as their choice for speaker of the House and chose Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) as the new majority leader for the upcoming 2019-20 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – In his continuing effort to address Pennsylvania’s drug crisis with effective legislation, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has introduced a proposal that would provide drug addicts with a logical next step for recovery. House Bill 2727 would establish a statewide program to ensure drug overdose survivors receive treatment after they are released from the hospital.
WHAT: Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) will be joined by Automated Vehicle Coalition members who called for legislation allowing automated work zone vehicles and for the platooning of motor carrier vehicles in Pennsylvania. PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards will also be present.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Dan Moul (R-Adams) reacted to results of Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s audit of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) by calling for the resignation of Andrew Dehoff, the commission’s executive director, and closer scrutiny of the commission’s activities.
HARRISBURG – As a result of Tuesday’s election returns, Republicans retained a solid majority in the House of Representatives, House Republican leaders said today.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) today announced that his legislation to enable boroughs to quickly make the types of emergency purchases necessary to quickly repair items such as a damaged water main, sewer lines or sinkholes, has been signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today announced that his legislation to increase protections available to some of our most vulnerable citizens by ensuring that their guardians comply with current provisions has been signed into law by the governor.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Alex Charlton (R-Delaware) joined colleagues Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) and Sen. Tom McGarrigle (R-Delaware/Chester) in thanking Gov. Tom Wolf for signing into law fours bills backed by the three legislators.
HARRISBURG ¬– Legislation by Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) provides Pennsylvania with the ability to adapt to federal ATV guidelines was signed into law. The bill was amended in the Senate with a provision to aid and support the Commonwealth’s logging industry.
HARRISBURG — As Robert Gregory Bowers, the man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, appeared in federal court to face charges of killing 11 Jewish worshipers at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania House Leaders, including Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny); Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana); Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster); Democratic Leader Frank Dermody (D- Allegheny/Westmoreland); and Democratic Whip Mike Hanna (D-Clinton/Centre), offered the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin), chairman of the Public Pension Management and Asset Investment Review Commission (PPMAIRC), and Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today convened the last of three informational hearings to examine the need for improvements in transparency around investment expenses and returns of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) and the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS).
HARRISBURG – Legislation that will assist grandparents raising their grandchildren better access resources was signed into law, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), who co-sponsored the measure.
WEST GROVE – Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would protect victims of domestic violence by changing how alimony is paid during a divorce, was signed into law Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) shared his disappointment that Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed three bills that would have benefitted Pennsylvanians by reducing the state’s debt, better protected consumers from price gouging and provided more career and technical education opportunities. The bills all received near unanimous support from the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed earlier this week important legislation that would have improved workforce development in Pennsylvania. In response to the governor’s actions, Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), a co-sponsor of House Bill 2157, issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG—Legislation introduced by Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery) to change the standards used to help families intervene when someone with a mental illness is too sick to seek treatment has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed on Wednesday legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), which would have helped Pennsylvania’s students better prepare for the workforce. House Bill 2157, part of a comprehensive bipartisan package of bills to improve workforce development by advancing career and technical education (CTE), would have made it easier for schools to establish and renew vocational programs.