HARRISBURG – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly on his administration’s 2017-18 budget proposal.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has announced that Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) has been named majority chairman of the House Education Committee.
ELIZABETHTOWN – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) invites seniors residing in the 98th Legislative District and their families to his 2016 Senior Expo on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Freemasons Cultural Center in the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.
HARRISBURG- Members of the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation today voted to support a fiscally responsible state budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The budget totals $31.55 billion—nearly $2 billion less than originally proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf and does not include any broad-based tax increases. Wolf previously had proposed more than $3 billion in tax increases, including an 11 percent increase in the Personal Income Tax.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation this afternoon voted for forward momentum in protecting taxpayers from rising property taxes and safeguarding retirement benefits earned by current retirees and employees in the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) and the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS). The public pension reform measure would create a hybrid 401(k)-style and cash balance plan only for future state and school employees who first begin service on Jan. 1, 2018, or July 1, 2018, respectively.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican delegation – State Reps. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl) – issued the following statement regarding the Sunday terrorist attack in Orlando, Fl., that left nearly 50 dead and over 50 wounded:
WHAT: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) will be the subject of a joint informational meeting of the House Game and Fisheries and Tourism and Recreational Development committees. CWD, which can be fatal, was recently detected in 12 white-tailed deer in southcentral Pennsylvania, the only area of the state where CWD has been found in free-ranging deer. The impact on the Commonwealth’s hunting and tourism industries will be the subject of discussion.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Republican Delegation today voted to pass legislation that would restore the deep K-12 education cuts induced by Gov. Tom Wolf when he vetoed the fiscal code on March 23.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Republican Delegation today expressed relief that Gov. Tom Wolf has finally allowed the 2015-16 budget to pass.
HARRISBURG – Senators Ryan Aument (R-36), Lloyd Smucker (R-13), and Representatives Bryan Cutler (R-100), Mindy Fee (R-37), Keith Greiner (R-43), Dave Hickernell (R-98), Steve Mentzer (R-97), Brett Miller (R-41) and Dave Zimmerman (R-99) today sent an urgent letter to Governor Wolf imploring him to keep Pennsylvania’s public schools open.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster Republican delegation to the state House of Representatives today joined a strong bipartisan majority of their colleagues to pass House Bill 1801 by a vote of 128-63, a supplemental spending bill that would appropriate an additional $6.05 billion for the 2015-16 fiscal year to fully fund the remaining components of the state budget that remain unfunded following several line-item vetoes by Gov. Tom Wolf on Dec. 29.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation was present for a joint session of the General Assembly as Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for 2016-17.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Republican Delegation today expressed deep disappointment in Gov. Tom Wolf’s inability to accept compromise during his first year in elected office.
HARRISBURG – After three years of championing legislation to help children and youth who are in Pennsylvania’s foster care system live more normal lives, Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) today announced that his legislation to accomplish this has been signed into law as Act 75 of 2015.
HARRISBURG – In response to Governor Wolf’s announcement yesterday that Pennsylvania would continue to accept and host Syrian refugees, Lancaster County legislators wrote the Governor to confirm that the refugees being relocated to the Commonwealth have no ties to extremist groups and that they have not engaged or aided in terroristic activities.