HARRISBURG- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has hand delivered a letter to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro seeking an investigation into the recent actions of Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) regarding a potential violation of Pennsylvania statutes.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) establishing Juneteenth National Freedom Day as an official annual observance in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 619 will next be considered by the Senate.
HARRISBURG – Declaring it a victory for students and taxpayers throughout the state, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said the House today adopted his bill to enhance a vital school choice program in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), part of policy reforms the House has undertaken to improve how Pennsylvania operates, was approved by the House on Monday.
HARRISBURG – Noting the significance of every human life, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) applauded the House Health Committee vote to advance legislation to protect the lives of unborn children who might have Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG - A bill to clarify the confidentiality of a person’s financial information under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know law garnered unanimous passage in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brett Miller (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG ¬– The House Health Committee today approved Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) legislation to ensure life for babies with Down syndrome. Her legislation, House Bill 321, would include prenatal Down syndrome diagnoses as a legal reason why babies can’t be aborted in Pennsylvania. The bill now goes to the full House for a vote.
HARRISBURG – Coinciding with a Second Amendment rights rally held today in Harrisburg, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) unveiled “constitutional carry” legislation, which would no longer require law-abiding citizens to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, the governor signed into law legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to require municipal authorities to create additional financial protections when collecting money.
HARRISBURG – Currently, whenever a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state statute is filed, the attorney general’s office receives a formal notice. No such notice is required to be delivered to the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would improve highway safety in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
BRADDOCK, PA – During an event at Mon Valley Works, Edgar Thomson Plant, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) applauded United States Steel Corporation for its investment of more than $1 billion to construct a state-of-the-art endless casting line at the facility.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery), chairman of the House Transportation Committee, challenged Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s recent announcement lamenting that the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) received billions of dollars over the years from the Motor License Fund for providing safety as part of its mission.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) joined some of his House colleagues at a Capitol news conference Monday to unveil the “Energize PA” bill package, which is designed to put more Pennsylvania residents to work without imposing new fees or taxes.
HARRISBURG – The House on Wednesday approved legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to repeal a decades-old act, which taxed stores and theaters and was ruled unconstitutional. Grove’s bill is part of a 29-bill package generated in the House to clear out antiquated acts. Twelve of the bills were approved by the House today.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week approved legislation, authored by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), which would repeal a dormant law that he says could be used as a gateway to implement a state wealth tax on personal property.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) joined some of her House colleagues at a Capitol news conference this week to unveil the “Energize PA” bill package, which is designed to put more Pennsylvania residents to work without imposing new fees or taxes.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation written by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to remove the assessment methodology from state law for the Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Taxes (CSFFT).
HARRISBURG – House Republicans held the line on state spending over multiple budget cycles, and now those smart fiscal policies are paying off. The House Appropriations Committee says revenue collections for the month of April were more than $4.4 billion, which is $465 million more than the Department of Revenue’s official estimate. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, general fund collections total $29.16 billion year-to-date, which is $828.5 million above the official revenue estimate.
HARRISBURG - Following their decision to change the first day of rifle deer season to the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGCs) Board of Commissioners has agreed with a House Game and Fisheries Committee request to revisit the move next year. The announcement comes following a meeting in which Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), majority chairman of the committee, and Rep. Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny), the committee’s minority chairman, conveyed to the board the tremendous volume of complaints they and their House colleagues have received from hunters.