HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today praised his colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing House Bill 229, which would make the cyber harassment of a child a criminally punishable offense.
HARRISBURG – Believing that state government should manage its revenues responsibly, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined other supporters of legislation that would control spending growth at a Capitol news conference on Monday.
HARRISBURG – Members of the state House of Representatives today voted to approve and send to the state Senate for consideration House Bill 147, legislation authored by Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to completely exclude principal places of residence from school property taxes.
HARRISBURG – In continuing efforts to enact meaningful property tax relief for Pennsylvania homeowners, the House voted in favor of a homestead exclusion bill, to protect principle places of residence from property taxes through an amendment to the state constitution, said Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne).
Legislation to make oral anticancer drugs more affordable gains approval in State House
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has officially reintroduced legislation to reinstate adult adoptees’ rights to access their original birth certificate.
HARRISBURG – Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) is pleased to announce that today, during the Judiciary Committee’s scheduled weekly voting meeting, his legislation requiring courts to impose a mandatory three-year probation period to immediately follow the convictions of serious sex offenders was passed unanimously.
HARRISBURG – Members of the House Education Committee today – Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York), Co-chairman James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) – and Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) announced plans to create a new Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness to refocus Pennsylvania’s secondary and post-secondary education on career training to match graduates with the existing good-paying jobs that are available in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) supports legislation that would give Pennsylvania voters the power to amend the state constitution to limit government spending.
HARRISBURG – Stressing the importance of responsible management of taxpayer dollars, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) today stood with fellow legislators in supporting House Bill 472 and Senate Bill 70, both known as the Taxpayer Protection Act.
HARRISBURG – House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) was pleased that his legislation creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child passed through the House today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today joined a majority of his colleagues on the House Liquor Control Committee in supporting legislation that would privatize wholesale and retail wine and spirits sales in Pennsylvania. The committee vote was 15-10, along party lines. House Bill 466 now heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration, with a vote expected later this week.
It should come as no surprise that many industrial cities across the Commonwealth have struggled over the past several years, especially due to the effects of the “Great Recession.” A prime example of those cities is Scranton, which is dealing with a high level of debt, increased taxes and a massive downturn in its once vibrant manufacturing industry.
HARRISBURG--Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) joined a majority of his colleagues in passing legislation to create the offense of cyber harassment of a child.
WHAT: The House Insurance Committee, led by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) will hold an informational meeting to learn more about state health insurance mandates and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
HARRISBURG – Working to support Pennsylvania taxpayers, state Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today stood with his colleagues from the House and Senate in championing the introduction of legislation to constitutionally control the future growth of state government spending.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) voiced support today at a Capitol news conference for legislation that would allow Pennsylvania voters to amend the state constitution to rein in government spending.
WHAT: Announcement concerning a new initiative of the House Education Committee on Technical Education and Workforce Readiness.
HARRISBURG – Just over one week before the governor’s annual budget address, Rep. Tim Krieger (R-Delmont) officially introduced his Taxpayer Protection Act (House Bill 472), that would constitutionally control the future growth of state government spending.
HARRISBURG – The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), chaired by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2013-14 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.