HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), designating June as “Cockayne Syndrome Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania, today was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – As chairman of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) Sunday expressed his disappointment in House Democrats, who amidst debate on budget-related legislation voted against state appropriations for all state-related universities in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – House Democrats today rejected a plan to increase funding for several of the state’s higher education institutions, and as a result, voted to eliminate funding for several state-related universities, announced House Majority Policy Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). The proposed funding allocation would have represented a 3 percent increase over last year’s funding levels to keep tuition affordable for students, without any new or increased taxes on Pennsylvania residents.
HARRISBURG— Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) joined a majority of House colleagues in passing a state budget bill that’s balanced and increases funding to local schools without raising taxes.
HARRISBURG – A long-time advocate of Pennsylvania’s men and women in uniform, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) authored a bill approved by the House today that would provide an Earned Income Tax (EIT) exemption for active duty military pay.
HARRISBURG – The state House on Saturday passed House Bill 1192, the primary budget legislation for fiscal year 2015-16, according to state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township). The bill may now be taken up by the state Senate, which anticipates a vote on final passage this Tuesday, the final day of the current fiscal year.
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Lower Paxton) issued the following statement following passage of a state budget for fiscal year 2015-16 in the House of Representatives:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in supporting House Bill 1192, legislation that establishes state funding priorities for fiscal year 2015-16. The vote was 112 to 77 in favor of the measure.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) yesterday joined the House majority in passing an on-time, balanced budget that would close a $1.2 billion budget shortfall without tax increases. The proposal now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass and be sent to the governor’s desk by the June 30 deadline.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican delegation today voted to approve a state spending proposal which, for the fifth year in a row, would increase K-12 education spending over the previous budget and fund the core functions of government without raising taxes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick) today issued the following statement after he joined the majority of his colleagues in the House in passing a $30.18 billion state budget that increases funding for education while protecting Pennsylvania taxpayers:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today joined a majority of her colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in supporting House Bill 1192, legislation that establishes state funding priorities for fiscal year 2015-16. The vote was 112 to 77 in favor of the measure.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today joined the majority of his House colleagues in passing a $30.18 billion budget plan that increases funding for education and human services without any tax increases on Pennsylvania citizens.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) joined a majority of House members in passing a $30.18 billion state budget that’s balanced without any new or increased taxes.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ approval of the state budget plan, which includes no new taxes, more than $400 million in new education investments and funding for essential government services:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) voted in favor of a fiscally responsible legislative budget proposal which included no tax increases in the state House on Saturday, June 27. After the vote, Tobash issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Calling it a win for taxpayers in the 187th District and across Pennsylvania, Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) today supported a 2015-16 state budget plan that is mindful of the taxpayer while keeping a hold on state spending.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today joined a majority of her colleagues in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in supporting House Bill 1192, legislation that establishes state funding priorities for fiscal year 2015-16. The vote was 112 to 77 in favor of the measure.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voted in favor of a $30.18 billion state budget plan that includes $200 million in additional education funding over last year and fully funds vital human services with no new or increased taxes.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Parker today joined his colleagues in passing a state budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year by a vote of 112-77. The spending plan, House Bill 1192, increases education spending by $370 million dollars.