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HARRISBURG – Responding to the credit downgrade from Standard & Poor’s today, House Republican leaders reminded investors and Pennsylvanians that the Commonwealth has never missed a payment and tax revenues are continuously being collected. The leaders also suggested the downgrade could help bring lawmakers together in the effort to address major cost-drivers in the state budget.
HARRISBURG – Last night, the House passed a responsible plan to pay for Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending deficit and to fund the 2017-18 budget without any tax increases or borrowing.
HARRISBURG – To recognize and honor local Vietnam veterans, the Lancaster County Delegation is hosting a commemorative ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hempfield High School, Performing Arts Center, 200 Stanley Ave., Landisville. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), who initiated impeachment proceedings in the state House against embattled Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese, today issued the following statement after learning Reese will resign effective July 31:
HARRISBURG –The House of Representatives voted to approve legislation to ensure our Medicaid assistance program remains solvent and available to those who truly need it.
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Reps. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Brandon Neuman (D-Washington) that would increase government transparency and more appropriately address unlawful lobbying practices passed the House with unanimous support today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) to better position prospective college students for success after graduation was passed unanimously by the House today. The bill would make readily available an online resource to help them choose a college or university that best meets their financial needs and prepares them for in-demand careers.
HARRISBURG – To better position students for success after college, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) drafted a bill that would make available an online resource to help prospective college students and their parents pick a school to best meet their educational and financial needs. The legislation was passed unanimously by the House Education Committee.
HARRISBURG – As part of the House Republican effort to reinvent the operations and priorities of Pennsylvania government, the House approved legislation to stop pension costs from draining critical taxpayer resources away from schools, law enforcement and other important programs, House leaders said today. With a bipartisan vote of 143-53, the bill now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.
HARRISBURG – On Thursday, the state House passed pension reform legislation with bipartisan support that would reduce the unfunded liability by $5 billion and provide all new state and school district employees with three plan options, including two hybrid choices and a defined contribution-only plan. The bill now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature.
HARRISBURG – On Sunday, the state Senate began the process of moving pension reform legislation. In anticipation that the Senate will complete its work on the measure, Senate Bill 1, and send it to the House, House leadership has scheduled Thursday as a legislative work day. The hope is to put the legislation on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk by week’s end.
HARRISBURG – Co-sponsored by Reps. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) and Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), the Results First Act (House Bill 599), which would provide the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) with legal authority to obtain data and analyze the effectiveness of government assistance programs, was advanced by the state House on Monday for the second consecutive legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Legislative language drafted by Reps. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) to ensure a fair, impartial and qualified judiciary by establishing a merit-based system for appointing statewide appellate judges passed the House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG – To share information that affects the legislative process with the public, Reps. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Brandon Neuman (D-Washington) drafted legislation to better address lobbying violations. The bill passed committee with unanimous support today.
HARRISBURG – On Monday, May 15, from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) will hold an Ice Cream Social at Solanco High School, 585 Solanco Road, Quarryville.