Quinn: Fund Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Programs

Sep. 15, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services today announced a lawsuit against the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf for the failure to authorize funding originally agreed to by both the Governor and the Legislature for services aiding at-risk youth.

Local Legislators to Host Budget Town Hall Meeting

Sep. 09, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Dan Moul (R-Adams) and Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) invite residents of the 91st and 193rd legislative districts to get an update on the state budget impasse and have their state government questions answered during a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The public forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Cross Keys Banquet Center, 6110 York Road, New Oxford.

Fighting for Human Service and Education Programs

Sep. 03, 2015 /

Readers may recall an article I wrote on the consequences of a total veto on July 16. Unfortunately, my concerns are now a reality. Last week, the House of Representatives tried to provide funding for human service and education programs by attempting to override 20 line items of the budget that Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed. These programs have been unfunded since the governor’s budget veto on June 30.

Solutions, not Stalemates

Aug. 31, 2015 /

Nearly two months have passed since Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a balanced budget and two weeks have gone by since we offered him a compromise plan. We agree with the LNP Editorial Board (“Get the budget done,” Aug. 27): we must reach a compromise that gives our state a budget. Without it, our state’s service providers cannot access state or federal funding. Not having a budget is hurting our neediest citizens.

Our ‘Armed Forces’ Should be Armed

Aug. 31, 2015 /

To me, it’s a no-brainer. The men and women who so valiantly serve our country in the armed forces should be armed themselves. Unfortunately, this is not the reality.

Schemel Responds to Planned Parenthood Memo

Aug. 28, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today issued the following statement in response to an email memo that was sent to members of the Pennsylvania Senate by Planned Parenthood asking them to reject a bill Schemel is sponsoring that would impact the government funding received by the organization.

Help Me Better Represent You on the Issues

Aug. 28, 2015 /

During my childhood, the community blessed my family and me during a difficult time. I was touched by how many extended kindness without any hesitation or expectation of anything in return. It was an experience I have carried with me as a reminder of the inherent goodness of people.

Getting Democrats to Tell the Whole Truth

Aug. 27, 2015 /

Throughout the budget process, my House Republicans colleagues and I have laid all our cards on the table when showing our “hand” and stating what we support and what we oppose. Today, I am challenging my friends on the other side of the aisle to do likewise.

Dush Votes to Restore Human Services Crippled by Wolf Veto

Aug. 26, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson) yesterday voted with 114 of his Republican colleagues to restore funding for vital human services that were denied funding by Gov. Tom Wolf’s June 30 veto of the entire state budget.

Time for Straight Talk on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Aug. 26, 2015 /

Gov. Tom Wolf has been traveling across the state in an effort to build support for his proposed state budget. But what is sorely lacking at the governor’s public appearances and speeches is straight talk about his proposed tax increases.

Grove and Delozier Announce Enactment of Legislation Allowing Pharmacists to Offer Flu Shots to Children

Aug. 26, 2015 /

LEMOYNE – Act 8 of 2015 has gone into effect today, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) said at a press conference held at the Lemoyne Rite Aid. This legislation will increase access to flu vaccinations by allowing pharmacists to offer the vaccines to children ages 9 and older, with parental permission. This legislation also allows licensed pharmacy interns, under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, to administer the vaccine. It will also positively impact active duty members of the military, veterans and their dependents. Under TRICARE, the military’s health care plan, all immunizations administered by a pharmacist are covered without a co-payment.