Gillen’s Bill to Help Families Visit Loved Ones’ Gravesites Moves Forward - 6/28/2017
Legislation designed to ensure that families and friends have access to the final resting places of their loved ones has been approved by the House State Government Committee. Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks, Lancaster) said he introduced House Bill 1019 in response to a dispute in which a privately owned cemetery was marked with no trespassing signs, denying access to those who wish to visit the gravesites of their families. Gillen said his bill would make sure all parties are treated with dignity and compassion.
Rep. Saccone’s Stolen Valor Legislation Signed into Law - 6/27/2017
Legislation that will prohibit anyone from deriving economic benefit from lying about their service in the military or military decorations was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Wolf. Prime sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington & Allegheny), said he feels this new law offers much needed protections for the honor and valor of Pennsylvania’s veterans and their families.
Rep. Gabler Co-Authors Bill to Improve Services for PA Veterans - 6/26/2017
Legislation that would improve and support services for veterans in Pennsylvania is moving forward this week in the Pennsylvania House. House Bill 1231, cosponsored by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield & Elk) would help to greatly expand the number of Pennsylvania veterans identified by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs veterans’ registry. According to Rep. Gabler, the legislation would direct other state agencies to assist in the process of identifying those veterans who could benefit from state programs.
Rep. Matt Dowling Legislative Radio Report/Podcast - 6/23/2017
The Legislative Report Program with Rep. Matt Dowling (R- Fayette & Somerset) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Rep. Martin Causer Legislative Radio Report/Podcast - 6/23/2017
The weekly Legislative Report Program with Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean, Potter & Cameron) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Rep. Topper Comments on House Passage of Bill to Protect Newborns - 6/21/2017
Legislation that would amend the Newborn Protection Act to allow parents to relinquish newborns to emergency medical responders at fire stations was approved by the Pennsylvania House recently in Harrisburg. House Bill 11139 would increase the number of locations parents could surrender a newborn, ensuring proper care and medical treatment for the infant. Rep. Jesse Topper (R- Bedford, Fulton & Franklin), prime sponsor of the bill, said the Newborn Protection Act has provided a vital service, and this measure only increases the likelihood that more children can benefit.
Rep. Rothman Proposes Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to generate additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg by state Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland). The state’s current Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) rate of 9.99 percent is one of the highest in the nation and is widely seen as a barrier to economic growth. Rep. Rothman said his legislation would make Pennsylvania economically competitive by cutting the CNI rate, mirroring the 1981 Kemp-Roth federal law that generated a historic increase in business activity and tax revenues.
Rep. Grove Comments on Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to bring in additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg. The state’s current Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) rate of 9.99 percent is one of the highest in the nation and is widely seen as a barrier to economic growth. Lawmakers said House Bill 1584 would make Pennsylvania more economically competitive by cutting the CNI rate, mirroring the 1981 Kemp-Roth federal law that generated a historic increase in business activity and tax revenues. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) commented on the proposed legislation.
Rep. Phillips-Hill Comments on Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to bring in additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg. The state’s current Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) rate of 9.99 percent is one of the highest in the nation and is widely seen as a barrier to economic growth. Lawmakers said House Bill 1584 would make Pennsylvania more economically competitive by cutting the CNI rate, mirroring the 1981 Kemp-Roth federal law that generated a historic increase in business activity and tax revenues. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) commented on the proposed legislation.
Rep. Ryan Comments on Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to bring in additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg. The state’s current Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) rate of 9.99 percent is one of the highest in the nation and is widely seen as a barrier to economic growth. Lawmakers said House Bill 1584 would make Pennsylvania more economically competitive by cutting the CNI rate, mirroring the 1981 Kemp-Roth federal law that generated a historic increase in business activity and tax revenues. Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) commented on the proposed legislation.