State Legislature News

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding the State House Democrats’ votes against the funding of our schools and social services. “Today, Democrats continued their political campaign at the expense of our schools and our social services,” Sweeney said. “When Tom Wolf decided to fully veto the ... Read More
Flanked by six fellow House members, State Rep. Fred Keller on Wednesday said Gov. Tom Wolf’s flat-out veto of Republicans’ proposed spending plan shows the Democrat will throw Pennsylvania into financial chaos as the state budget faceoff nears its seventh week. Seven regional lawmakers attended the Upper Susquehanna Valley arm of the “General Assembly of ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Republican Greg Rothman’s victory in the 87th State House District Special Election. “Congratulations to Greg Rothman on his victory in the 87th State House District Special Election today,” Gleason said. “During his time as Cumberland County GOP Chairman, I had the ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney was surprised to hear Allegheny County Democratic Committee Chair Nancy Patton Mills claim, “We have no women in our legislature from the western part of the state” when discussing the 37th State Senate District Special Election. “When it comes to electing female leaders to the ... Read More
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