We Need a Budget that Goes Beyond Wishes and Dreams

Feb. 28, 2020 / Press Release

Gov. Tom Wolf recently presented his budget message to a joint session of the General Assembly. His budget proposal shows that his administration has already overspent the current budget by nearly $600 million. In spite of that profligate spending, the Governor is now seeking an additional $1.5 billion in new spending for next year’s budget. Over 80% of that new spending is for welfare benefits.

They Spent $160,000 of Your Money on What?

Feb. 05, 2020 / Press Release

I have long held the belief of even a penny of misspend taxpayer money is unacceptable. When I read a news account about how the Office of Inspector General (OIG) wasted $160,000 of taxpayer dollars on unused pistols, ammunition and other equipment for its investigators, I was, to put it politely, very displeased.

New Year, New Laws Take Effect

Jan. 17, 2020 / Press Release

As we enter the new year, several new laws that impact all Pennsylvanians take effect. From modernizing how we vote to helping agriculture grow, the General Assembly tackled several issues and found solutions for them.

2020: A Year of Change

Jan. 08, 2020 / Press Release

Going into the new year, my mantra is to take Pennsylvania from a good state to a great state. To that end, we in the General Assembly must build upon the achievements of 2019 and take advantage of the abundance of opportunity within Pennsylvania.

Boback Announces January Outreach Hours

Jan. 08, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her office’s outreach schedule for the month of January. As always, these events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.

Grant Approved for Cecil Township, Ortitay Says

Dec. 19, 2019 / Press Release

SOUTH FAYETTE — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced a $100,000 Local Share Account grant to help replace bridges in Cecil Township’s Municipal Park was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners.