Zimmerman’s Emergency Construction Bill Signed into Law

Nov. 05, 2018 /

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.

Ryan’s Child Protection Measure is Now Law

Nov. 05, 2018 /

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.

House Leaders Condemn Pittsburgh Hate Crime Shooting

Oct. 29, 2018 /

House Leaders Condemn Pittsburgh Hate Crime Shooting

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:

Tobash Holds Final Pension Hearing in Harrisburg

Oct. 26, 2018 /

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).

Heffley Applauds New Laws to Assist Grandparents

Oct. 26, 2018 /

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.

Cutler Disappointed Wolf Vetoed Important Bipartisan Legislation

Oct. 26, 2018 /

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.

Keefer Dismayed by Wolf Veto of CTE Bill

Oct. 26, 2018 /

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:

Grove Issues Statement on Bizarre Veto of Bipartisan CTE Legislation

Oct. 25, 2018 /

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.

Rader Leaf Collection Mandate Relief Bill Signed Into Law

Oct. 25, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Local taxpayers are poised to save some money after a bill introduced by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf. The new law enables certain municipalities to opt out of expensive leaf collection programs.

Keller Questions Wolf Veto of Bill Related to New Agricultural Education Program

Oct. 25, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), vice-chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, today questioned Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2157. The legislation is related to responsibilities of the Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence, which was created last year through legislation sponsored by Keller.

Everett, Wheeland Disappointed in Governor’s Veto of Debt Reduction Bill

Oct. 25, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) today issued the following statement after the announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf to veto House Bill 83, which would have required the administration to repay new capital debt using a level principal payment plan.

York County Republicans Announce First PACENET Income Increase in 14 Years

Oct. 25, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – The York County Republican Delegation to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which consists of Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) and House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), is pleased to announce increases in the PACENET income limits, a goal they have long supported.

Barrar Champions New Law to Preserve Emergency Care for Pennsylvanians

Oct. 25, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Representing a true win for Pennsylvanians, legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would require ambulance companies to be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if the patient is not transported to a hospital, was signed into law.