Jozwiak Comments on School Property Tax Vote

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) issued the following statement in response to House approval of a proposal to provide dollar-for-dollar school property tax reductions across the Commonwealth:

Cox Issues Statement on Property Tax Vote

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – After the state House today in Harrisburg approved a bill that would provide significant, dollar-for-dollar school property tax reductions for homeowners across the Commonwealth, Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) issued the following statement:

Heffley Votes for Property Tax Relief Legislation

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voted in favor of legislation that would provide significant school property tax relief to residential and commercial property owners across the Commonwealth. The House passed the legislation, which now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Irvin Votes in Favor of Property Tax Reduction Bill

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Working to reduce property taxes has been a decades-long struggle in the Legislature and this week, Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) had the pleasure of casting a vote in favor of legislation that is designed to reduce school property taxes by 40 percent to 60 percent for Pennsylvania homeowners when combined with additional reductions offered through gaming and homestead exclusions.

Staats Votes in Favor of Property Tax Reform

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) released the following statement after the state House today passed legislation (House Bill 504) that aims to provide school property tax relief to residential and commercial property owners.

Adams-York County House Republicans Applaud Significant Step in Property Tax Debate

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The state House has taken a significant step in the movement toward eliminating school property taxes for southcentral Pennsylvania residents with today’s passage of House Bill 504. For members of the Adams-York County House Republican delegation, the key was Tuesday’s vote to amend into the bill language from House Bill 860, authored by House Education Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion).

Santora Applauds Passage of Property Tax Reform Legislation

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) today applauded the state House’s passage of legislation that would significantly reduce residential and commercial school property taxes for residents across the Commonwealth. The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Major Authors Resolution Designating May 13 as Missing Adult Persons Remembrance Day in Pennsylvania

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to bring more attention to the hundreds of cases of adult missing persons across Pennsylvania, Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) authored legislation approved by the House establishing May 13 as Missing Adult Persons Day in the Commonwealth and joined a press conference highlighting the disappearance of a local Wayne County native missing since 2006.

House Approves Ward’s Bill to Revitalize Deteriorating Communities

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives today unanimously approved the first legislative measure introduced by Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) since taking office. House Bill 613 seeks to revitalize areas where abandoned or blighted properties are located in order to increase property values and make these communities more desirable places to live and locate a business.

House Committee Advances Gillespie Tourism Promotion Bill

May. 13, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee today overwhelmingly passed legislation authored by state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) that would give York County commissioners a key tool they and county tourism officials have requested in the effort to further promote local destinations and attractions. House Bill 794 may now be considered by the full House.

McGinnis Introduces Pension Reform Bill

May. 12, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Over concern that current proposals fail to adequately address Pennsylvania’s public pension crisis, Rep. John McGinnis (R-Blair) today introduced legislation for eliminating the state’s massive pension debt. The combined unfunded liability of the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) currently totals more than $55 billion.

House Passes Grove’s School Construction Reform Bill

May. 12, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – A vote today in the state House brings reform for Pennsylvania’s school construction process one step closer, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said. Grove authored House Bill 210 to address the loss of taxpayer and school district funds and to modernize the process.