Protecting Pennsylvania Taxpayers

Nov. 07, 2019 / Newspaper Columns

I’ve written and spoken about Pennsylvania’s budget many times. We know the issues; there is never enough money regardless of how much revenue is generated and Pennsylvania’s spending perpetually outpaces the economy of our state.

Keefer Bill to Improve Trespassing Notifications Clears Committee

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – A bill to give landowners, particularly farmers, more options to post their property as areas not to trespass on was approved by the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support on Tuesday, Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) said.

Keefer Encourages Residents to Attend Anti-Scam Event

Oct. 07, 2019 /

DILLSBURG – Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) has teamed up with state officials and local law enforcement to host Scam Jam, an educational seminar that presents information about scams and how to prevent becoming a victim in a fun, easy-to-understand manner. The event will be held at the Fairview Township Office, located at 599 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland, on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 2-4 p.m.

Keefer, Gleim to Host Town Hall Meeting on Property Taxes

Sep. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Reforming school property taxes has been the talk of the General Assembly for decades with numerous proposals put forth. However, mustering the needed votes in the House and Senate for reform has remained elusive.

Keefer to Unveil Bill to Combat Encouraging Suicide

Sep. 18, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) will discuss her bill called Shawn’s Law in honor of Shawn Shatto, who killed herself after she received a step-by-step guide on how to commit suicide from an online chat forum. Keefer’s bill would increase criminal penalties on those who encourage another person to commit suicide.

Keefer Announces Speaker for Farmers’ Breakfast

Sep. 04, 2019 /

DILLSBURG –Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) today announced the speaker for her free annual Farmer’s Breakfast. The speaker will be Jennifer Reed-Harry, an assistant vice president at PennAg Industries Association. She will speak about water issues the agricultural industry is facing.

Veterans, Families Invited to Keefer’s Ice Cream Social

Aug. 28, 2019 /

DILLSBURG – Veterans and their families who live in the 92nd Legislative District are encouraged to attend Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) free ice cream social at the American Legion Post No. 26, 301 Route 15 South, in Dillsburg on Monday, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

The Issues Facing Property Tax Reform

Aug. 21, 2019 / Press Release

For years, if not decades, people have urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to come up with a viable solution for relief from school property taxes that are forcing senior citizens out of their homes. But their appeals appeared to fall on deaf ears. Believe me, I know the frustration as I was one of those people asking my elected officials to fix this problem.

Save the Date for Keefer’s Informational Farmers’ Breakfast

Jul. 23, 2019 /

DILLSBURG – Residents interested in attending Rep. Dawn Keefer’s (R-Dillsburg) free annual Farmer’s Breakfast should mark Thursday, Oct. 10, on their calendars. That’s the date Keefer will hold the breakfast from 8-10 a.m. at the Wellsville Fire Company, 95 Community St. Wellsville.

Wolf Chooses Party Over Pennsylvania, Vetoes Election Reform Bill

Jul. 08, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – York County Republican legislators are accusing Gov. Tom Wolf of heeding party wishes over the needs of Pennsylvania’s cash-strapped counties by vetoing much-needed election reform legislation today. Wolf’s decision to reject Senate Bill 48 kills efforts to help local governments with the cost of the 2020 election - after he unilaterally decertified all of the state’s voting machines - and do away with the antiquated straight-party voting option at polling places.

Why I Voted Against the State Budget

Jun. 27, 2019 /

I was one of the few House Republicans to vote against the 2019-20 budget. Behind every vote is a story, and I want to share mine.

Are Colleges Fleecing Our Middle Class?

Apr. 16, 2019 /

For decades youth have been preached the need for a college education. While I agree pursuing a quality education is a benefit not only to students, but for all society, I question the need to push our students into attending college when it may not be for them.