House Democrats Vote to Defund PA Colleges, Christiana Says

Jun. 29, 2015 /

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.

Republican Leaders Respond to House Democrats’ Refusal To Invest in Higher Education

Jun. 28, 2015 /

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.

Kauffman Supports Active Military with EIT Exemption Bill

Jun. 28, 2015 /

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.

Hahn Gives Updates on Budget Bill Progress

Jun. 28, 2015 /

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.

Schemel Votes Yes on Responsible, On-Time Budget

Jun. 28, 2015 /

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.

Diamond: House Budget Is Fiscally Responsible, On Time

Jun. 28, 2015 /

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.

Millard Praises Responsible Budget with No Tax Increases

Jun. 27, 2015 /

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:

Helm Supports Responsible, No-Tax-Increase Budget

Jun. 27, 2015 /

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.

Kauffman Supports Passage of On-Time, No Tax-Increase Budget

Jun. 27, 2015 /

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.

Christiana Stands Against Wolf Tax Hikes, Supports No-Tax-Increase Budget

Jun. 27, 2015 /

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:

Day Applauds On-Time, Prudent State Budget

Jun. 27, 2015 /

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.

Toohil Supports Budget which Spends More on Education

Jun. 27, 2015 /

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.