House Republicans Applaud Shapiro for Using Republican Bills in Standardized Testing Reforms

Apr. 19, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Josh Shapiro recently announced actions to reduce and modernize standardized testing in schools. House Republican members were thrilled to see reforms they have advocated for included in Shapiro’s announcement, such as online PSSA and Keystone testing, as well as benchmark assessments throughout the year, thereby enabling educators to access results and data more swiftly.

Grimm Krupa Introduces Resolution Banning House Members with Active Arrest Warrants from Remote Voting

Apr. 17, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Charity Grimm Krupa (R-Fayette) said Wednesday she is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for legislation that would amend the House General Operating Rules to prohibit a House member from voting remotely if he or she is incarcerated or if there is an active warrant for their arrest. This comes after House Democrats pushed through a party-line vote allowing Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia) to vote by designation because he has filed a form, even though there is a warrant out for his arrest.

House Approves Mako Motorcycle Bill to Allow Headphones

Apr. 17, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) to update the vehicle code to allow motorcyclists to wear headphones or helmets with built-in headphone capabilities.

Barton Amendment to Increase Campaign Finance Transparency Approved

Apr. 16, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) announced today a House bill requiring candidates for the General Assembly to file a sixth Tuesday pre-election campaign expense report, which includes an amendment from Barton, has passed the House. Barton’s amendment, which passed unanimously, would increase campaign finance transparency by requiring campaigns and campaign organization to itemize reimbursements on campaign finance reports.

Grove: Shapiro Fails Property Taxpayers Again by Denying Tax Relief

Apr. 16, 2024 /

Harrisburg – The following statement is issued on behalf of House Republican Appropriations Chairman Seth Grove following the Shapiro Administration’s certification of the amount of monies available in the Property Tax Relief Fund for the second straight year: