Topper Supports Education Funding to Prevent School Closures

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Today, state Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) voted in favor of House Bill 1801, which provides supplemental appropriations to close out the 2015-16 budget and restore Gov. Tom Wolf’s cuts to basic education, agriculture and corrections funding. The legislation passed by a bipartisan vote of 128 to 63.

Bloom: Another Wolf Budget Veto Would Create Chaos for Students, Farmers

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today passed the remaining portion of the 2015-16 state budget, restoring unilateral cuts made by Gov. Tom Wolf in December. The balanced $30 billion supplemental budget restores funding to schools and agriculture and increases basic education funding by $200 million without tax hikes. Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), who supported the plan, released the following statement urging the governor to sign the budget:

Budget Bill Gives More to Education Without New Taxes, Kaufer Says

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) voted in favor of House Bill 1801, a budget proposal which seeks to fund line items that Gov. Tom Wolf cut on Dec. 29, including restoration of more than $3 billion in funding for basic education.

Delozier Votes to Keep Schools Open, Finalize State Budget

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – To help keep schools open and officially end the nine-month state budget stalemate, Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) today voted to send the remaining portion of the 2015-16 state budget to the governor’s desk. House Bill 1801 restores cuts made by Gov. Tom Wolf when he signed the majority of the current budget into law in December.

Sonney Votes to End Threat of School Closures

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) today joined the majority of his colleagues in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf a key piece of budget-related legislation for the 2015-16 fiscal year. House Bill 1801 restores the Dec. 29 cuts made by the governor via line-item veto before he signed the current budget into law. The bill would increase basic education funding and restore support for agriculture – Pennsylvania’s No. 1 industry – and correctional facilities across the state.

Baker Calls on Governor to Support Bill to Complete 2015-16 Budget

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) is urging the governor to sign into law a bill that would release additional funding to supplement the 2015-16 state budget that had critical funding cut by the governor before being partially signed into law in December. Following the vote on House Bill 1801, Baker issued the following statement:

Hahn Asks Governor to Sign Budget Legislation, Prevent Schools from Closing

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) today joined the majority of her colleagues in voting for and asking Gov. Tom Wolf to sign key budget-related legislation into law for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Today, the state House approved and sent to the governor’s desk House Bill 1801, which would restore the Dec. 29 cuts made by the governor to the currently enacted budget.

Harper Issues Statement on Budget Bill to Fund PA Schools

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) today joined a majority of members of the House and Senate in approving legislation to provide much-needed funding to school districts and close out the 2015-16 state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will veto the measure. Harper issued the following statement in response:

Harhart Supports 2015-16 Supplemental Budget Funding

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today supported passage of a bill that would steer the release of needed additional funding to supplement the 2015-16 state budget that suffered critical funding cuts by the governor before being partially signed into law in December. She issued the following statement:

Santora Votes for Funding to Keep Commonwealth Schools Open

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Today Rep. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) supported a budget that would prioritize funding for Pennsylvania schools without relying on new taxes. The 3 percent increase over the 2014-15 budget balances with funds that have been unused in the General Fund as well as spending reductions.

Major Backs March Supplemental Budget Plan to Restore Cuts by Governor to Agriculture, Health Care and Education

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) joined the majority of her colleagues in approving a supplemental budget to release critical funding for cuts to areas such as agriculture, education and health care the governor made to the partially signed 2015-16 budget he signed into law in December. Following the vote on House Bill 1801, Major issued the following statement:

Harris Again Votes to Fund State Agricultural Programs

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Today Rep. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) voted to reverse Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget cuts and restore vital funding for important programs, services and industries. The supplemental budget he supports would spend $30 billion and would not require any new taxes.

March Supplemental Budget Passes the General Assembly, Say Everett/Yaw

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a supplemental budget plan that restores funding to critical areas of need, including basic and higher education, agriculture and health care programs in an effort to address the crisis atmosphere created by repeated vetoes by Gov. Tom Wolf in the current fiscal year, according to Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R- Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union).

Toohil Supports Supplemental Budget Bill to Keep Schools Open

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in passing a supplemental spending bill that would complete the 2015-16 state budget. House Bill 1801 now heads to Gov. Tom Wolf for his consideration.

Staats Votes to Restore Wolf’s Cuts, Complete 2015-16 Budget

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep Craig Staats (R-Bucks) issued the following statement after he voted to send Gov. Tom Wolf a supplemental budget to complete the remaining 13 percent of the 2015-16 budget. The bill passed today, if signed by the governor, will restore cuts to education, hospital, corrections and agriculture line items that were reduced when Wolf line-item vetoed the budget on Dec. 29, 2015.

Quigley Represents Taxpayers and Students with Budget Vote

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) today acted in favor of taxpayers’ and students’ needs with his supportive vote of the state supplemental budget. While making historic investments in both basic and higher education, the budget is only a 3 percent increase over the 2014-15 budget and would require no new taxes.

Gabler, Sankey Ask Governor to Sign Budget Bill, Keep Schools Open

Mar. 16, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) today joined the majority of their colleagues in voting for and asking Gov. Tom Wolf to sign key budget-related legislation into law for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Today, the State House approved and sent to the governor’s desk House Bill 1801, House Bill 1327 and a series of state-related university appropriation bills, which would restore the Dec. 29 cuts made by the governor to the currently enacted budget.