HARRISBURG – The House voted today, 112-77, in favor a $30.18 billion budget, which does not include a tax increase, Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) said. It will now go to the Senate for consideration and is expected to go to the governor’s desk in the next several days.
HARRISBURG – On a predominately part line vote, the state House today passed House Bill 1192, the primary budget legislation for fiscal year 2015-16, according to state Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek). The bill may now be taken up by the state Senate, which anticipates a vote on final passage this Tuesday, the final day of the current fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) joined the House majority today in approving a 2015-16 state budget proposal that it is on time, balanced and focused on the core functions of government.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Dan Moul (R-Adams) and Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) today joined the majority of their House colleagues in advancing a spending plan for fiscal year 2015-16. House Bill 1192, the primary piece of budget legislation, passed 112-77 and may now be taken up by the state Senate.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) hailed an historic agreement between the House and Senate that would result in public employee pension reform, liquor privatization and a balanced budget that contains no tax increases.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) today voted to save Pennsylvania taxpayers from any tax increases—including the $4.7 billion in new taxes proposed by the governor—while also increasing education funding at all levels.
HARRISBURG – After voting in favor of an on-time, responsible budget that doesn’t increase taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians, Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – After the House of Representatives today approved a $30.18 billion state budget that doesn’t raise taxes, keeps spending under the rate of inflation and increases funding for education, Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House today passed a sweeping budget proposal that would increase funding for K-12 education and human services without raising taxes. Its passage comes on the heels of the announcement of an historic accord between the House and Senate that would privatize the state’s wine and spirits stores and reform the public employee pension systems, moving new hires into 401(k)-style retirement plans like those offered in the private sector.
HARRISBURG – After casting an affirmative vote for an on-time, responsible budget that doesn’t increase taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians, Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) said today that the state budget advanced by the House today addresses the core functions of government, balances spending with available revenues and does not raise taxes on Pennsylvania families or senior citizens.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today voted for a state budget bill approved by the House that would fund the core functions of government without further burdening Pennsylvania taxpayers.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) today in Harrisburg voted for a balanced, on-time state budget that was approved by the House and now makes its way to the state Senate.
HARRISBURG – Calling it a win for state taxpayers, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today voted for the balanced, on-time state budget bill approved by the state House.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today voted for a balanced state budget bill approved by the House that would fund the government without raising taxes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) today voted with the majority of his House colleagues to approve a $30.18 billion state spending proposal that includes a $200 million increase to public education without raising taxes. The budget plan now goes to the Senate and is on track to be presented to the governor before the June 30 deadline.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House today overwhelmingly approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) that seeks to clarify who may legally advertise themselves as a marriage and family therapist, or MFT.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) that will expand access to flu immunizations for children was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – The state House has approved legislation, sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), to require the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to maintain separate ATV and snowmobile management accounts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) today announced that House Bill 1114, which would designate the Route 3007 bridge over Redbank Creek in Jefferson County as the Summerville Veterans Memorial Bridge, has passed the House unanimously.