State Legislature News

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget includes an 18 percent tax increase on hospitals and would cut funding for burn centers and maternity-related services by $4.1 million for Western Pennsylvania hospitals, the president of a statewide hospital association said. Across Pennsylvania, a tax called the Hospital Quality Care Assessment would increase from 3.22 percent to ... Read More
Republicans held a smart, enthusiastic, well-organized leadership conference here last month that drew presidential candidates and party rock stars, plus edgy, informative panels for grassroots activists. But they will need a lot more than that to cross Pennsylvania’s finish line in the 2016 presidential election. Oddly, Republican fortunes might rest in state Democrats’ hands — ... Read More
BETHEL PARK – Republican conferees in the 37th Senatorial District met at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South this morning and selected Guy Reschenthaler as their nominee in the upcoming Special Election to take place on November 3rd. “I congratulate Guy Reschenthaler on his selection as our Party’s candidate in the 37th Senatorial District Special Election,” ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of meaningful reform to Pennsylvania’s public pension system. “For the third time this month, Governor Tom Wolf has chosen to say no to efforts to make our government work better,” Gleason said. “At a time when an ... Read More
HARRISBURG – The Republican Party of Pennsylvania (PA GOP) released the names of the conferees selected to participate in the upcoming conferee meeting to nominate a candidate to run in the upcoming special election to fill the vacancy in the 37th Senatorial District. Each of the counties that comprise the 37th Senatorial District will be ... Read More
When Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have sold off the state’s alcohol monopoly, he told the liquor store employee unions that he has their backs while turning his on the rest of Pennsylvania. House Bill 466, approved by the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, would have phased out the state ... Read More
HARRISBURG – In response to Governor Wolf’s veto of HB 466, also known as the liquor privatization bill, PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement. “Governor Tom Wolf has chosen to say no to the historic and much-needed reform of our antiquated liquor system,” Gleason said. “The liquor privatization bill that Governor Tom ... Read More
To view the PA GOP’s latest ad, entitled “#SignPABudget,” please click here. HARRISBURG – In response to Governor Wolf’s veto of the Republicans’ taxpayer’s budget, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania has released a web ad highlighting the Wolf’s worst fears about the budget. “This week, Governor Tom Wolf chose to the special interests of his ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to veto the Republicans’ Taxpayer Budget. “Republicans in the state Senate and state House have taken clear actions that will improve the lives of families across Pennsylvania by passing a  ‘Taxpayers Budget,’’ Gleason said.  “Tonight, Governor Tom ... Read More
Will Governor Tom Wolf Finally Acknowledge Pennsylvania’s Pension Crisis? HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the passage of public pension reform in the State Senate and State House. “Republicans have put together a solution to address Pennsylvania’s worsening public pension crisis,” Gleason said. “Our Commonwealth’s pension costs ... Read More