Culver and Masser Support Allocating Emergency Funding for Struggling Schools and Agencies

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – As a direct result of Gov. Tom Wolf’s total veto of the General Assembly’s budget plan back in June, several school districts and social service agencies around the state have reported they are now on the brink of severe financial struggles. With that in mind, area state Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) joined the majority of their House colleagues in voting in favor of allocating emergency funding to entities in need.

Wolf’s Status Quo is Hurting Pennsylvanians

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today voted in favor of emergency state funding legislation desperately needed by our school children and the least fortunate in our society. The legislation, Senate Bills 1000 and 1001, would provide four months of funding for government operations applied retroactively to the beginning of the fiscal year July 1 through Oct. 31. These measures, which would have released $11 billion in state and more than $24 billion in federal funds, were immediately vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Oberlander Supports Human Services, Schools with Emergency Funding Bill

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today that residents receiving vital social services, along with school students, are deserving of state funding now, and that’s why she voted in favor of emergency funding legislation in the state House of Representatives on Thursday.

Pickett Supports Emergency Funding for Students, Families in Need

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – To help ensure that families in crisis, senior citizens, veterans and students who use vital services funded by state and federal subsidies continue receiving them, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today voted in favor of legislation to provide four months of emergency funding, retroactive to the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1 and through Oct. 31.

Santora Calls on Wolf to Release Emergency State Funding

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) along with a majority of his colleagues in the state House sent an emergency state funding package to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk to provide financial relief to struggling social services and school districts.

Diamond to Wolf: Stop Using Kids, Elderly as Political Pawns

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today passed emergency funding legislation to offer immediate relief to health and human services organizations and school districts adversely impacted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto on July 1, and the subsequent unwillingness of House Democrats to vote with Republicans during an override attempt in August.

Corbin to Wolf: Sign the Emergency Funding Bills

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Following passage of emergency funding to finance schools and health and human services programs through the end of October, Rep. Becky Corbin (R-East Brandywine) issued the flowing statement:

Saccone to Wolf: Sign the Emergency Funding Bills

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to stop playing politics with Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens and immediately sign the emergency funding legislation passed today by the House.

Murt Joins House in Passing Emergency Funding

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG-- Rep. Tom Murt (Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a package of bills to help struggling social service agencies and school districts desperate for their state subsidies.

Gabler, Sankey Support Emergency Funding Legislation

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) today voted in support of legislation that would send Pennsylvania’s human service providers and public schools much-needed emergency state funding through the month of October. Senate Bills 1000 and 1001 have been sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for his signature.

Payne: PA Schools, Service Providers Need State Funding Now

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives today sent an emergency funding plan designed to aid struggling human service providers and school districts desperate for their state subsidies to the governor’s desk, said Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin), who supported the effort.

Roae Votes for Budget Advanced by House

Sep. 24, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – With schools and human service agencies across the state running low on cash, state Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today voted for an emergency state funding bill approved by the House that would release money that has been tied up since the governor vetoed the state budget.

Parker Stands Up for Breastfeeding Mothers

Sep. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – On Monday, an amendment was introduced in the House which would require breastfeeding women to get a “Certified Letter from a Doctor” in order to be excused from jury duty in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Evankovich Bill Would Give Taxpayers a Voice in Budget Talks

Sep. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) is drafting legislation that provides an incentive for lawmakers to reach a budget agreement before the July 1 deadline and give Pennsylvania taxpayers a greater voice in the negotiations.

English Family Caregiver Legislation Featured at Capitol Rally

Sep. 22, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – At a rally in the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, legislation authored by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny) was featured in an effort to secure final passage of a bill that would aid senior citizens and their family caregivers by enabling ailing residents to stay in their own homes with proper care.