State Legislature News

HARRISBURG – 39th District State Senator Kim Ward, 56th District State Representative George Dunbar, 59th District State Representative Mike Reese, and Seton Hill University student Penny Fjellanger spoke out against the Tom Wolf tax hikes today at the Westmoreland County Republican Committee Headquarters in Greensburg. Governor Tom Wolf’s budget includes a proposed 20% increase in ... Read More
Martina White made history Tuesday night by winning a special election for a Pennsylvania House seat — the first time a Republican won an open General Assembly seat in Philadelphia in 25 years. White, 26, became the 120th Republican in the House, part of the largest GOP majority in the state since 1958 and including ... Read More
No, the above headline is not a typo. Philadelphia has been a Democratic stronghold for decades, but proposed tax increases at the city and state level gave Republicans a breakthrough victory last night in a special election for a state house seat. Martina White, a 26-year-old financial planner, just became only the second elected GOP ... Read More
The Democrats have yet to realize they are in free fall, dragged down by the anchor that is the unsuccessful reign of Barack Obama. Despite evidence to the contrary from all across the country, where the president’s party and its allies continue to suffer unexpected electoral defeats and are frequently on the losing end of ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Martina White’s victory in the 170th State House District Special Election in Philadelphia. “Congratulations to Martina White on becoming the first newly elected Republican  to represent a Philadelphia-based State House District in twenty-five years,” Gleason said. “Martina White’s strong work ethic ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the state House’s passage of House Bill 466, which focuses on privatizing Pennsylvania’s liquor stores. “Congratulations to Speaker Mike Turzai, Leader Dave Reed, and House Republicans for their efforts to bring commonsense liquor reform to Pennsylvania,” Gleason said. “For far too ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the announcement of State Senator Scott Wagner as the new Chairman of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee (SRCC). “The Senate Republican Campaign Committee will be in good hands with Senator Scott Wagner at the helm,” Gleason said. “Senator Wagner is a ... Read More
State Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, Butler Township, announced that the National Foundation for Women Legislators has named her as one of its 2014 Elected Women of Excellence Award winners. This award was established in 2013 as part of the foundation’s 75th anniversary to honor the hard work and dedication of women leaders from across the ... Read More
Politics PA Nick Field … “Martina White is the type of person I will need to join me in the Majority Caucus in Harrisburg to advocate for Northeast Philadelphia,” stated Philly GOP Chairman and State Representative John Taylor. “It is rare to find a candidate that has the combination of tenacity, creativity and intellect that ... Read More
Freshman state Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. is creating a “big tent” moment for Pennsylvania Republicans. For the first time in 20 years, the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will include a Republican member. And the Pennsylvania House Republicans will have an African-American in their number. Lewis, a retired principal and longtime head track coach at Coatesville ... Read More