D’Orsie Bill to Increase Penalty for Corruption of Minor Charges

Nov. 28, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Using a position of power to exploit the trust of a child is a serious crime that should come with serious consequences. That is why Rep. Joe D’Orsie (R-Manchester) introduced legislation to increase the grading of the corruption of a minor charge when the crime was perpetrated by someone in a position of authority.

Cook Calls on Shapiro to Explain RGGI Appeal to Pennsylvanians

Nov. 22, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R- Greene/Washington) released the following statement regarding Gov. Josh Shapiro’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court decision that would have ended the job-killing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state energy tax program that proposes to increase utility costs in Pennsylvania.

Grove: Shapiro Embraces $600 million RGGI Tax

Nov. 21, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) expressed outrage and disappointment with Governor Shapiro’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court decision to halt the tax-raising and job-killing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Gregory Recipient of 2023 Ray Shaw Community Advocate Award

Nov. 17, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Last night, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) was recognized by the Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships with the 2023 Ray Shaw Community Advocate Award. This award is given to an individual or business/organization that actively promotes awareness and/or education to the community on the prevention of abuse and treatment for abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

House Advances Twardzik’s Bill Aimed at Addressing Blight

Nov. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) is pleased to announce his bill, which will allow municipalities to create a blighted and vacant property registration program and impose penalties on those in violation, has successfully passed the state House.

Grove: House Republicans Once Again Lead on Budget

Nov. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) announced a final decision on funding for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities. The final product resulted from House Republicans again leading on Pennsylvania’s budget.

D’Orsie Bill to Open Educational Pathways for All PA Students

Nov. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Working to ensure all Pennsylvania students have access to quality education, Rep. Joe D’Orsie (R-Manchester) is planning to introduce a bill that would give students and their parents more educational opportunities by creating the Student Freedom Account Program.

Smith’s Bill to Restart Key BLCE Program Passes House

Nov. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) announced his bill to restart a Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) program allowing minors to take part in compliance checks for liquor establishments has overwhelmingly passed the House. If signed into law, the program would continue through the end of 2027.

Gaydos Votes Against Adding More Debt to the Commonwealth’s Pension System

Nov. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – In her commitment to fiscal responsibility, Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) voted against legislation that would significantly increase the already unsustainable state’s pension fund liability by enhancing retirement benefits for state employees and teachers who retired before July 1, 2001.

Fink Reacts: House Democrats Slash Funding for Most Vulnerable Students in PA

Nov. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – House Democrats in a late session Rules Committee meeting Wednesday voted to slash $150 million in Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarships, pulling the plug on critical educational opportunities for the most vulnerable students in Pennsylvania. Rep. Wendy Fink (R- Red Lion) responds to the stunt: