HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation voted to pass a 2019-20 spending plan for the Commonwealth built upon a foundation of five principles to serve Pennsylvania taxpayers – saving for the future; fiscal management; thrift; investing in our future by boosting education; and instilling policies to foster economic growth. This plan also addresses Lancaster County priorities such as agriculture and Thaddeus Stevens College.
HARRISBURG – Reflecting the priorities and continued work of the House Republican Caucus, the 2019-20 General Appropriations bill passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support. House Bill 790 features no new taxes, no tax increases and no additional fees, continuing a multi-year effort that has resulted in increased revenues for the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Continuing a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending, the House Republican Caucus introduced its 2019-20 General Fund budget today, and it was passed by the House Appropriations Committee with bipartisan support. The proposal features no new taxes, no tax increases and no additional fees.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians who buy their health insurance on the federal exchange can expect lower prices if a bill passed by the House today becomes law. House Bill 3, sponsored by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), would establish a state-based health insurance exchange and reinsurance program.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement regarding efforts by some communities to enact their own gun control ordinances:
HARRISBURG – House Republicans held the line on state spending over multiple budget cycles, and now those smart fiscal policies are paying off. The House Appropriations Committee says revenue collections for the month of April were more than $4.4 billion, which is $465 million more than the Department of Revenue’s official estimate. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, general fund collections total $29.16 billion year-to-date, which is $828.5 million above the official revenue estimate.
HARRISBURG – Government should work to make the lives of Pennsylvanians better, not place unfair burdens on their ability to grow and thrive. That is the goal for Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives over the next few weeks.
HARRISBURG – Focusing efforts on giving a voice to those who may feel like they’ve been silenced, House Republicans passed more than a dozen bills this month related to supporting and empowering crime victims and abuse survivors.
WHAT: Press Conference highlighting the impact of legislation passed supporting crime victims and abuse survivors.
HARRISBURG - The House this month will focus its efforts on better protections for victims of crime and abuse, House leaders announced today.
WHAT: Press Conference highlighting the impact of the #GoodJobs4PA workforce development legislation package recently passed by House.
HARRISBURG- Citing work by House Republican members over the last three sessions, House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) applauded the House passage of legislation to strengthen the Public Employee Pension Forfeiture Act, ensuring public employees convicted of a job-related crime will not receive taxpayer-funded pensions.
HARRISBURG – Calling Pennsylvania’s workers our state’s “most valuable resource,” House Majority Leader Bryan Cuter (R-Lancaster) announced the House Republican plan to reform and improve workforce development in Pennsylvania. Cutler made the announcement following comments from Gov. Tom Wolf as the Wolf administration announced an executive order establishing the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement after Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Thomas Saylor told House leadership the court would hold off on changing venue rules regarding medical malpractice cases until a further review of the rule’s impact could be completed.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by nearly $1 billion for fiscal year 2019-20. The governor presented his $34 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation was present for a joint session of the General Assembly as Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for 2019-20. The $34.15 billion spending plan is an increase of $927 million over the current enacted budget.
Folks don’t see or hear about very many “win-win” stories when it comes to politics.
HARRISBURG – Lancaster, Penn Manor and Solanco school districts each received a $25,000 grant to help improve school safety through the School Safety and Security Grant Program supported by State Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom). The grant was designed in a way that all schools who applied received money.
With Pennsylvania’s sole gubernatorial debate having come and gone, most people are likely wondering what statements being made are true or false. Fact checking is always an important step in the political process, which is ongoing around the Commonwealth. The governor and his campaign are highlighting as many positives that occurred during his term in office as they can. They should, as things are legitimately better today than two and three years ago.