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07/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s latest Tax Amnesty Program, an initiative proposed by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks), brought in $114.5 million, surpassing the $100 million net revenue previously estimated, she announced today.
07/19/2017
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced a resolution to study child care costs and a bill to change the words “day care” to “child care” in state law.
07/17/2017
HARRISBURG — Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to enhance forest management and maximize the benefits of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) was signed into law on July 14 and will take effect in 60 days.
07/13/2017
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today held a news conference to further detail its response to the recent news of a free-ranging whitetail deer in Bell Township, Clearfield County, testing positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The buck was shot last month by a wildlife conservation officer on state game lands after it demonstrated signs of being diseased.
07/12/2017
Faced with a budget deficit that exceeds $2 billion, the House this week passed a welfare reform bill that I sponsored, which would establish work requirements for people on public assistance and preserve the continuity of care for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens.
07/12/2017
HARRISBURG – The state House on Tuesday passed House Bill 59, a key piece of the state budget package, on a predominately party-line vote. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), amends the Human Services Code to mandate work requirements for individuals on public assistance who are able to work and choose not to. It also reforms Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance program to ensure the administration operates these critical programs within the appropriated budget to reduce executive overspending, while ensuring care for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens.
07/12/2017
HARRISBURG — Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 16 Republican members of the House State Government Committee sent the following letter to Gov. Tom Wolf in response to the governor’s refusal to cooperate with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity:
07/12/2017
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.
07/11/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) that saves taxpayer dollars by addressing cost drivers in our health care system has advanced to the state Senate following predominately party-line votes in the House.
07/10/2017
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would statutorily create the State Office of Inspector General and give Pennsylvania’s top fraud, waste and abuse investigator more power and authority has been finally passed by the General Assembly and now has been sent to the Governor.
07/08/2017
HARRISBURG – The House today passed legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to extend the Military Family Relief Program check-off box on state tax forms permanently.
07/07/2017
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved legislation, authored by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), to protect pets left unattended in hot cars.
07/07/2017
(HARRISBURG) – Senator Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) and Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) and Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) announced today they intend to introduce legislation to increase cybersecurity and to comprehensively overhaul Pennsylvania state government’s information technology (IT) systems.
07/07/2017
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) to allow motorcycles to display a Purple Heart/Combat Wounded Veteran registration plate, if the owner is a recipient of the military decoration.
07/07/2017
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.