Ortitay Reacts to Rainy Day Fund Deposit

Jul. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the $317 million deposit made in the state’s Rainy Day Fund today:

Walsh Reacts to Rainy Day Fund Deposit

Jul. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) today issued the following statement in response to the $317 million deposit made in the state’s Rainy Day Fund today:

Heffley Questions Wolf Veto of Voting Machine Funding Bill

Jul. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today questioned last week’s decision by Gov. Tom Wolf to reject Senate Bill 48, legislation to help county governments with the purchase of new, mandated voting machine systems. The governor said he vetoed the measure over its other provisions, among them the elimination of straight-party voting.

Wolf Chooses Party Over Pennsylvania, Vetoes Election Reform Bill

Jul. 08, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – York County Republican legislators are accusing Gov. Tom Wolf of heeding party wishes over the needs of Pennsylvania’s cash-strapped counties by vetoing much-needed election reform legislation today. Wolf’s decision to reject Senate Bill 48 kills efforts to help local governments with the cost of the 2020 election - after he unilaterally decertified all of the state’s voting machines - and do away with the antiquated straight-party voting option at polling places.

Speaker Recognizes Role of ICA In Leading Pittsburgh Out of Distressed Status

Jul. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – With its duties fulfilled, and now expiring as of this week, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA) was recognized today by Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the integral role it played in leading Pittsburgh out of Act 47 distressed status.

Ward, Gregory Say Dairy Industry Hurt by Governor’s Veto

Jul. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have exempted milk haulers from travel bans imposed during a declaration of disaster emergency, meaning dairies will have to dump milk and lose revenue when roads are closed, according to Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).

Ryan’s National Guard Parity Bill Signed into Law

Jul. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today announced that Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law his bill to equalize the pay received by members of the Pennsylvania National Guard to that which is received by their U.S. military counterparts.

Rader’s Liquor License Transfer Bill Now Law

Jul. 03, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) that would allow for the transfer of state restaurant liquor licenses from a county that is saturated with licenses that aren’t being used to a county where they are needed, was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday.

Roae’s Utility Reform Bill Becomes Law

Jul. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) to reform Pennsylvania’s public utility laws was today signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf in Harrisburg.

Another Major Hickernell Bill to Help Foster Children Become Law

Jul. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell’s (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) Fostering Independence Through Education Waiver legislation was signed into law by the governor Friday as part of House Bill 1615. The new law will assist children in foster care with the challenges of accessing higher educational opportunities.

Irvin Legislation to Help PA Farmers Establish Best Management Practices Signed into Law

Jul. 02, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) to revise and reestablish the current Agriculture-Linked Investment Program (Agri-Link), which provides state funding for and may subsidize the interest rate on private loans used for agricultural best management practices (BMPs), was signed into law as Act 37 of 2019.