Dush Urges Governor to Sign Responsible Budget Immediately

Dec. 28, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – A responsible state budget bill that increases funding to public education and fully supports human services with no broad-based tax increases is now on the governor’s desk, and Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) is calling on him to sign it immediately.

Godshall Applauds Responsible Budget, Calls on Wolf to Sign

Dec. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – A responsible state budget bill that increases funding to public education and fully supports human services is now on the governor’s desk, and Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) is calling on him to sign it immediately.

Heffley Implores Gov. Wolf to Sign Budget

Dec. 24, 2015 /

Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) released the following statement after the Senate passed House Bill 1460, a House-authored budget that now heads to the governor’s desk.

Staats Encourages Gov. Wolf to Sign Budget to End Impasse

Dec. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) released the following statement after the Senate sent House Bill 1460, a budget passed by the House on Dec. 8, to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. This budget includes additional education funding without broad-based tax increases.

Millard Praises Final Passage of Responsible Budget to End the Impasse

Dec. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – This evening, the Senate voted in favor of a spending plan, previously approved by the House, that protects taxpayers, while making historic investments in education. Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick) issued the following statement after the vote, which should bring an end to the state’s budget impasse:

Gabler, Sankey Call on Governor to Sign Budget

Dec. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG - State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) today released the following statement upon the Senate’s bipartisan 33-17 passage of House Bill 1460, a $30.2 billion spending proposal that would provide an immediate end to the state budget impasse. House Bill 1460 includes a $150 million increase for public schools while providing relief to taxpayers by avoiding the massive tax increases proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Kaufer Urges Governor to Sign State Budget

Dec. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – On Wednesday evening, the state Senate approved House Bill 1460, a full-year state budget plan that would spend $30.26 billion. The budget will soon be sent to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.

Sonney Issues Statement on Budget

Dec. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) issued this statement following Senate passage of House Bill 1460, a general appropriations bill for the 2015-16 fiscal year:

Governor Wolf Should Sign the Budget, Says Metzgar

Dec. 23, 2015 /

Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today issued the following statement after the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 1460, containing a state budget that adds increased funding for public schools and avoids a tax increase that cannot be afforded by working taxpayers:

Diamond to Governor: It’s Time to Call a ‘Christmas Truce’

Dec. 22, 2015 /

Saying it is time for the governor and Legislature to call a “Christmas truce,” Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today wrote to Gov. Tom Wolf, urging him to permit a lights-on funding package for schools and health and human services organizations expected to pass the House tomorrow to become law.

Barrar Champions Law to Protect Ambulance Companies and Commonwealth Children

Dec. 21, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) championed was signed into law yesterday. Act 84 of 2015 will extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years and require insurance companies directly pay ambulance companies, rather than patients, for transport services.

Hickernell Ushers Another Landmark Foster Care Bill into Law

Dec. 21, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – After three years of championing legislation to help children and youth who are in Pennsylvania’s foster care system live more normal lives, Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) today announced that his legislation to accomplish this has been signed into law as Act 75 of 2015.