HARRISBURG — In response to the announcement of the House session schedule for the first six months of 2024, Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie), Republican chairman of the House State Government Committee, issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) announced the release of the monthly House Republican Appropriations Financial Brief for November 2023.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry proudly announced arrests and convictions for “over $800,000 dollars in Medicaid fraud.” Henry further touted a “staunch commitment to hold accountable those who steal from Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents.”
A bill that would create licensure requirements for massage parlors and bodywork facilities in Pennsylvania has garnered bipartisan support.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) looks forward to participating in upcoming House Government Oversight Committee meetings to assess how local and state systems can best serve the people of Pennsylvania and prevent corruption, negligence and fraud.
HARRISBURG – Using a position of power to exploit the trust of a child is a serious crime that should come with serious consequences. That is why Rep. Joe D’Orsie (R-Manchester) introduced legislation to increase the grading of the corruption of a minor charge when the crime was perpetrated by someone in a position of authority.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R- Greene/Washington) released the following statement regarding Gov. Josh Shapiro’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court decision that would have ended the job-killing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state energy tax program that proposes to increase utility costs in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) expressed outrage and disappointment with Governor Shapiro’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court decision to halt the tax-raising and job-killing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Dallas Kephart (R-Clearfield/Cambria) doesn’t think elected officials should receive automatic pay raises but was silenced last week in an attempt to do something about it.
HARRISBURG- An initiative previously introduced by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) that would modernize the way Pennsylvania families navigate divorce passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last Tuesday.
HARRISBURG- A bill that would further support the recovery needs of high-risk DUI offenders who are statistically likely to commit further offenses passed the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 14, according to Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) applauded the passage of her resolution that designates the week of Nov. 12-18, 2023, as Kindness Week in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – In a late session Rules Committee meeting this week, House Democrats voted to slash $150 million in Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) and Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarships for students in need.
HARRISBURG – Last night, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) was recognized by the Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships with the 2023 Ray Shaw Community Advocate Award. This award is given to an individual or business/organization that actively promotes awareness and/or education to the community on the prevention of abuse and treatment for abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) issued the following statement on his vote in support of the allocation of funds for Pennsylvania College of Technology:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) is pleased to announce his bill, which will allow municipalities to create a blighted and vacant property registration program and impose penalties on those in violation, has successfully passed the state House.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) that would make the Commonwealth’s four state-related universities fall fully under the state’s Right-to-Know Law and increase transparency was signed into law Thursday.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) announced a final decision on funding for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities. The final product resulted from House Republicans again leading on Pennsylvania’s budget.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) was presented with the Institute for Legislative Analysis (ILA) “Charlie Gerow Award: Defender of Limited Government.”
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure all Pennsylvania students have access to quality education, Rep. Joe D’Orsie (R-Manchester) is planning to introduce a bill that would give students and their parents more educational opportunities by creating the Student Freedom Account Program.