HARRISBURG – Yesterday the Attorney General of Pennsylvania filed criminal charges against Rep. Margo Davidson (D-Philadelphia). Today, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) received Davidson’s resignation letter, effective immediately.
DENVER — Pennsylvania Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) has been appointed to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Education Committee. The committee is one of 10 national committees that deal with both state and state-federal issues. The jurisdictions of the standing committees are similar to those of committees in state legislatures.
FORD CITY – With the goal of boosting job opportunities, workforce development and economic growth in the southwestern portion of the Commonwealth, Rep. Abby Major (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana) brought local businesses together to testify before the House Majority Policy Committee on Thursday.
Everyone in today’s General Assembly can agree on one thing (and perhaps only one thing): we, as a legislative body, are rather polarized. We are a polarized state within a polarized country.
With Pennsylvania ranked fourth in the nation in the number of criminal human trafficking cases in 2019, the General Assembly has taken great strides to combat the evil crime that subjugates humans to modern day slavery.
In light of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s investigation of Luzerne County Children and Youth, we need to ask some very important follow-up questions. It is absolutely shocking and disheartening to see that children have been left unprotected by the very system that is built to save them from neglect and abuse.
The $39.8 billion budget approved by the House of Representatives and Senate on Friday invests in early childhood education, public schools, services for those with intellectual disabilities and state police.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that provides communities with another tool for fighting blight has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. Act 33 of 2021, formerly House Bill 264, requires tax sale participants to register beforehand, which will assist municipalities in identifying the owners of blighted properties in a timely manner.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Osceola Mills) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) today voted to support Senate Bill 255, the primary piece of legislation which makes up the 2021-22 state budget package. The bill, which passed by a 140-61 margin, now goes to the state Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to combat elder abuse by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) was approved by the Senate and sent to the governor for his signature.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced Friday that the Pennsylvania state budget passed by a vote of 140 to 61 and the spending plan provides for increased funding for nursing homes and invests significant additional dollars in students.
HARRISBURG – The FY 2021-2022 state budget passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 140 to 61.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement upon passage of the 2021-22 state budget.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing the 2021-22 state budget bill. The $39.78 billion proposal increases education funding to historic levels without raising taxes while making a record deposit into Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund.
HARRISBURG – The General Assembly approved today a responsible budget that addresses the needs of today while planning for the future. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, which investigates yearly budget requests and creates budgets, issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) to improve communications among agencies charged with investigating child abuse has been sent to the governor for his signature.
HARRISBURG – The $39.8 billion budget passed by the House of Representatives on Friday saves money for the future and invests in early childhood education, infrastructure, public schools and state police, according to Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry/Cumberland).
HARRISBURG - Nearly one week shy of the state budget deadline, the House today passed a budget that fully funds the core functions of state government with no new taxes or fee increases. The 2021-22 budget includes $39.8 billion in General Fund revenues and more than $1 billion in federal pandemic relief funds. It will also set aside $2.5 billion in the state’s Rainy Day Fund, bringing it to a record $2.8 billion, and preserves more than $5 billion of federal relief funds to aid future budgets.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today in Harrisburg voted for Senate Bill 255, the General Appropriations portion of the state budget, which was approved by the House of Representatives. The 2021-22 Pennsylvania budget would spend $39 billion in General Fund dollars, and $1 billion in federal relief funds, to fund the core functions of government services and invest in jobs, infrastructure and education, all while avoiding any new or increased taxes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rich Irvin (Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) today issued the following statement after the House approved the 2021-22 state budget: