New Initiative to Boost ATV Trail Opportunities, Say Causer, Owlett

Nov. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Working to bring more recreational and economic opportunities to the Northern Tier, Reps. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) praised passage of legislation to create a new ATV trail pilot program on state forest lands.

Cutler Responds to Committee Vote on Audit Request

Nov. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) voting down a request to perform an audit of the 2020 General Election.

LBFC Denies Election Audit, Topper Issues Statement

Nov. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In a rare move, the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) today chose not to exercise its oversight ability when it voted against conducting an audit of the 2020 general election. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), who sponsored House Resolution 1100 requesting that the committee conduct the audit, issued the following statement:

Pennsylvania House Republican Leaders Comment on FY 2020-21 Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives concluded the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget process Friday with passage of a supplemental appropriation package that funds state government and related operations for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.

House Passes Responsible Budget Amid Extraordinary Times

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Facing historic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown in response, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) joined a widespread bipartisan majority of the House in passing a completed state budget for the current fiscal year.

Topper Issues Statement on No-Tax-Increase Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House approved today the final portion of the 2020-21 budget that respects taxpayers. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:

Wheeland Supports Budget with No New Taxes or Spending

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted in support of the FY2020-21 budget. Senate Bill 1350 appropriates $32.1 billion of state funds and $3.4 billion of federal stimulus dollars. The budget decreases state spending by more than $760 million, or 2.1 percent from last year, and it continues to fully fund schools and education as well as public health and community safety without any new taxes or tax increases.

Mako Votes in Favor of Final 2020-21 State Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) joined his colleagues in approving a $35.5 billion Fiscal Year 2020-21 state budget on Thursday. He issued the following statement in response:

Ecker Issues Statement on Fiscally Responsible Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved a fiscally responsible budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that respects taxpayers’ finances. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:

Rader Supports Balanced, No-Tax-Increase State Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-21 fiscal year. Due to the uncertainty of state revenues resulting from the pandemic, the General Assembly enacted a spending plan in May that covered the first five months of the fiscal year that also fully funded education.

House Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget, Schmitt Says

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved a fiscally responsible budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that respects taxpayers’ finances. In response, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) issued the following statement:

Simmons Votes for Bipartisan Balanced Budget Approved by House

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After state lawmakers earlier this year enacted a partial state budget to fund key government programs and services while giving them time to assess the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today voted for a budget bill approved by the House that includes no new or increased taxes and would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in June.

Gillen Supports Balanced Budget with No New Taxes or Borrowing Approved by House

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State lawmakers earlier this year approved a short-term stabilizing budget to fund state government through the end of November. State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in the House today passed a balanced supplemental budget with no new taxes or borrowing that would fund state programs and services through the end of the fiscal year in June 2021. Gillen released the following statement after the vote:

Masser Votes for State Budget with No New or Increased Taxes

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and other Harrisburg lawmakers earlier this year adopted a stabilizing budget to fund the state government through the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. After evaluating the ways the pandemic has affected state revenues, Masser and his colleagues in the state House today approved a bipartisan balanced budget that would fund state government through the end of the fiscal year in June without adding any new state debt, creating any new taxes or raising any existing taxes.

Bernstine Votes No on State Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today voted in the negative on the state’s $32.1 billion budget. However, Bernstine’s House colleagues passed the General Appropriations bill by a 104-97 vote.

Hershey Supports 2020-21 State Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) voted “yes” Friday on a $32 billion budget that finishes work started in May.

State Budget Holds the Line on Taxes, Says Heffley

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-21 fiscal year. Due to the uncertainty of state revenues resulting from the pandemic, the General Assembly enacted a spending plan in May that covered the first five months of the fiscal year that also fully funded education.