Cradle to Grave Taxation: House Republicans Speak Out Against Wolf Tax Plan

May. 29, 2015 /

WHAT: Central Pennsylvania members of the House Republican Caucus will discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 budget proposal, which relies on expanded taxes and borrowing to fund spending increases. House members have introduced a plan that, unlike the governor’s, would not increase taxes on the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians.

Speaker, Local Leaders Unveil Energy Vision, Dispel Gas Tax Myths

May. 29, 2015 /

LANCASTER – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) hosted an energy roundtable today focusing on the statewide benefits and downstream development of natural gas and discussing employment ramifications from imposing an additional tax on natural gas.

House Subcommittee Explores Technical Career Preparation, Grove Says

May. 28, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, chaired by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), held a hearing today at the Reading Area Community College, with discussion focusing on technical career preparation at post-secondary schools across the Commonwealth.

House Education Subcommittee to Hear Testimony on Post-Secondary Technical Education

May. 27, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness, will join his colleagues in hearing testimony about preparing students for technical careers. The subcommittee, which was created as a result of House Resolution 102, will examine technical education options available to post-secondary students across the Commonwealth.

Policy Committee to Hold Hearing on State Competitiveness, Economy

May. 22, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, together with Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will host a hearing to discuss Pennsylvania’s economy and business climate as part of a statewide jobs tour.

Greiner Introduces Legislation Aimed at an Earlier Presidential Pennsylvania Primary

May. 18, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary election, which determines the candidates who will represent their party in the upcoming general election. If this were a presidential election year, history tells us that voters’ participation in Pennsylvania’s primary elections ends up being either irrelevant or insignificant since earlier caucuses and primaries in other states have already determined each major party’s nominee for president.

New Child Protection Laws Focus of Seminar, Boback Says

May. 15, 2015 /

HARRISBURG- Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is inviting anyone in the 117th Legislative District who volunteers or works with children to a meeting to learn more about Pennsylvania’s new child protection laws. The event will take place on Thursday, May 21, at the Brooks Theater Auditorium at Keystone College, located at 1 College Road in La Plume. The seminar will be held in conjunction with the college and is scheduled for 6-8 p.m.

Irvin Supports Movement of Pension Reform Plan

May. 15, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In a move aimed at proactively tackling the state’s largest economic challenge to date, the House State Government Committee, of which Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) is a member, approved legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s two public pension systems.

Moul Reappointed to Children’s Trust Fund Board

May. 14, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has reappointed Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) to serve on the Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Board of Directors for the 2015-16 Legislative Session.