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07/17/2018
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement on the decision by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to raise in-state tuition by 2.99 percent for the 2018-19 school year.
07/16/2018
HARRISBURG – Last Friday’s announcement of a two-month-old security breach in the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is prompting an immediate call to action by three state House members who co-authored cybersecurity legislation more than a year ago.
07/16/2018
HARRISBURG – To prevent astronomical bills for patients who were transported by air ambulances, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) worked with her colleagues during 2018-19 state budget negotiations to ensure an increase in mileage and Medicaid reimbursement rates for air ambulance services.
07/16/2018
HARRISBURG – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement praising the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees for freezing tuition, along with costs for room and board, for Pennsylvania students for the 2018-19 school year:
07/13/2018
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Delaware County to hear from experts and advocates on safe pipeline development.
07/13/2018
HARRISBURG – Board Member and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai voted against a 2.99 percent increase in tuition for in-state students at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) schools, along with three other PASSHE board members. Speaker Turzai said today the increased appropriation of state tax dollars should have prevented a tuition increase. The money appropriated is, of course, paid by Pennsylvania taxpayers.
07/12/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today offered comments regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s press conference on putting $22 million into the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
07/10/2018
HARRISBURG – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement applauding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United State Supreme Court:
07/10/2018
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who are wounded or killed during service. It was created by Gen. George Washington, whose appreciation of the importance of a soldier in any campaign impelled him to recognize outstanding valor and merit by granting a commission or an advance in rank for the person concerned.
07/10/2018
WHAT: The lack of access to broadband is a major problem in rural communities across central Pennsylvania, and is negatively impacting local economies, educational opportunities, health care treatment options and more. That is why Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), together with Reps. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) and Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin), is holding a roundtable discussion on the topic this Thursday in Lewistown.
07/10/2018
HARRISBURG – Following a request made on May 17 regarding two embattled Democratic legislators who are still running for their House seats, House Republican leaders issued the following statement today:
07/10/2018
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay’s (R-Washington/Allegheny) recently introduced legislation to centralize the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors.
07/08/2018
WHAT: State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) will be one of the keynote speakers at the Pennsylvania Telephone Association’s annual convention. She will discuss her efforts to bring high speed internet access to unserved and underserved regions of Pennsylvania. This includes the four-bill package of legislation she has co-authored that is moving in the state House.
07/05/2018
HARRISBURG — Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Pam Snyder (D- Greene/Fayette/Washington) today issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) issuing a new bulletin on guidance for the minors’ right to consent law:
07/05/2018
HARRISBURG – Legislation that will allow for faster disbursement of life insurance policies to better assist families of the deceased was signed by the governor on June 28, said Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks), author of the proposal.