Nesbit Disappointed with Governor’s Budget Veto

Jul. 01, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) today expressed his extreme disappointment after the governor announced his veto of the 2015-16 budget package, which includes additional funding for education, human services and public safety, while holding the line on overall spending and not increasing taxes on working families and job creators.

Maloney Votes to Approve Historic Pension Reform Legislation

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today voted in favor of Senate Bill 1, which would shift state and public school employees hired after Jan. 1, 2016, from a defined benefit plan to a hybrid 401(k)-style and cash balance plan for current and future employees, was passed today by the House on a predominantly party-line vote.

House Passes Historic Liquor Privatization

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The state House today voted in favor of a bill that would privatize the Commonwealth’s liquor system (House Bill 466), according to York County House Republican state Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township). The members issued the following statement:

Petri Asks: ‘Which of Wolf’s Taxes Are You Willing to Pay?’

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) said the $30.8 billion General Fund budget passed in the House on Saturday funds the core functions of government, adds record levels of funding for basic education and does not raise taxes. The Legislature’s budget contrasts sharply with the budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf, who proposed a substantial tax hike to pay for a host of spending increases including K-12 education. In fact, the governor’s proposed new spending plan comes with a price tag of about $8 billion in new taxes.

Kampf Joins House in Passing Historic Pension Reform

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Chester/Montgomery) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the state’s lower chamber in passing historic pension reforms that he has fought for since his election to the House of Representatives.

Brown Supports Public Pension Reform Plan to Help Property Taxpayers

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the state House approved Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform measure that would establish a hybrid 401(K)-style and cash balance plan for future state and school employees, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) said. After the vote, Brown made the following statement:

James Votes for Public Pension Reform Approved by House

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Noting the large impact that public pension costs have on local property taxes, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today voted for a bill that would reform Pennsylvania’s public pension systems and save taxpayers money.

It’s a Good Day for Pennsylvania Taxpayers, Bloom Says

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today released a statement following historic votes in the General Assembly on three statewide issues that directly impact Pennsylvania schools, communities and taxpayers:

Culver Votes in Favor of Public Pension Reform Measure

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) voted in favor of Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform bill that would help preserve benefits for current retirees and the future benefits of current employees. After the vote, Culver issued the following statement:

Masser Supports Public Pension Reform Measure in House

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) voted in favor of Senate Bill 1, a public pension reform measure that would establish a hybrid 401(K)-style and cash balance plan for future state and school employees. After the vote on Tuesday, Masser made the following statement:

Saccone Hails Passage of Historic Pension Reform, Liquor Privatization Bills

Jun. 30, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Following the passage of sweeping legislation to privatize the state’s wine and spirit stores and replace the current public employee pension system with a hybrid plan for new hires, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to heed the call of the people and sign the legislation into law.