BRIDGEVILLE – Thanks to a new law supported by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) next year more than 150,000 additional Pennsylvania seniors and people with disabilities will be eligible for the Commonwealth’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Mike Cabell (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement regarding the latest state budget developments. Gov. Josh Shapiro signed the 2023-24 General Appropriations bill into law on Thursday after it was signed in the Senate. The governor also eliminated $100 million that would have funded the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success (PASS) scholarship program.
HARRISBURG – The state Senate returned to session on Thursday to sign the General Appropriations bill, which is the primary piece of the state’s 2023-24 budget. The bill was then sent to Gov. Josh Shapiro, who signed it into law. Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – The following statement is issued on behalf of House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) following the Gov. Josh Shapiro’s signature and line-item veto of House Bill 611:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) is condemning the Biden Administration’s decision to withhold funding for schools with hunting and archery programs based on its interpretation of a new law. Smith issued the following statement about that decision.
HARRISBURG – With the Pennsylvania Senate returning to session on Thursday to sign the General Appropriations Act and transmit the bill to the governor, House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) said the budget process reflects missed opportunities and broken trust among elected officials.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) issued the following statement regarding the Biden administration’s decision to withhold funding for schools with hunting and archery programs based on its interpretation of a new law. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) was signed by the president last year after a string of mass shootings.
WILLIAMSPORT – Rep. Jamie Flick (R- Lycoming/Union) announced that he was recently assigned to the Game and Fisheries and the Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development committees.
WILLIAMSPORT – Rep. Jamie Flick (R- Lycoming/Union) released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to withhold funding for schools with hunting and archery programs.
PHILADELPHIA – Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ press conference on education funding.
HARRISBURG – Lifelong hunter and fierce defender of sportsmen’s rights, Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks), chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, today condemned the Biden Administration’s withholding of funds for schools with hunting and archery programs.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jamie Flick (R- Lycoming/Union) released the following statement on the status of his salary as state representative during the budget impasse.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Milou Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is pleased to announce her appointment to serve on the House Housing and Community Development Committee for the remainder of the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG- Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware/Chester), chairman of the House impeachment managers, today announced that the House managers in the impeachment trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner have filed their appeal in the state Supreme Court.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) held a briefing for members of the press on July 20, covering the Great Betrayal Budget Impasse and a path forward to funding state-related universities.
HARRISBURG – Continuing the effort to find solutions to the state’s growing EMS crisis, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) will convene a meeting of the EMS Task Force on Thursday, July 27, starting at 6 p.m.
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure all kids and their families can enjoy the benefits of play, Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) praised passage of a bill he co-prime sponsored to improve playground accessibility for children with disabilities.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Michael Stender (R-Northumberland/Montour) voted “no” on the $45.55 billion Fiscal Year 2023-24 state budget that was voted on by the House.
The House of Representatives, which is now controlled by a one-vote Democratic majority, recently passed a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.