HARRISBURG – The Cumberland County delegation to the state House of Representatives Wednesday were dismayed Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address made no mention of fixing his dysfunctional unemployment system or addressing the economic distress his unilateral decisions to shut some business down is causing.
HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal, the York County House Republican delegation consisting of House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Mike Jones (R-York Township) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Seeking to bring those who encourage others to commit suicide to justice, the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 184 by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg).
HARRISBURG – In response to the storming of the United States Capitol by protestors, local Republicans, Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), House State Government Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) Mike Jones (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) and Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.
HARRISBURG – Four members of the House Economic Growth Caucus – Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Mike Jones (R-York), Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Dawn Keefer (R-York) – today applauded the efforts of House leadership for voicing support for House Bill 1737 at a press conference in Hanover on Monday.
HARRIBURG – Legislation by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) to protect investments made in Pennsylvania’s retirement systems by requiring each to undergo yearly stress tests is now law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) led a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers today in calling for investigatory hearings and a legislative-led audit of the 2020 General Election, demanding that election results not be certified until a comprehensive audit is completed. Members delivered the following statement:
WHAT: Members of the House of Representatives will call for a legislative-led audit of the 2020 election and demand election results not be certified, nor electors be seated, until the audit is complete.
HARRISBURG - Earlier today, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to audit the pending results of the 2020 election. In response, the York County House Republican Delegation consisting of House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Members of the York County Republican delegation are questioning the timing and business acumen of Gov. Tom Wolf, who on Thursday announced an effort to address the financial struggles of Pennsylvania’s restaurants, bars and taverns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, who this week vetoed legislation that would have removed certain operating restrictions on the hospitality industry, is pushing to have standard liquor licensing fees waived for the 2021 calendar year.
HARRISBURG – More than five months after announcing his intention to audit Gov. Tom Wolf’s business shutdown waiver program, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today offered a progress report - not a final report - on his findings.
HARRISBURG – With Pennsylvania facing billions of dollars in lost revenue due to the governor’s response to COVID-19, a bill by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) to save the state tens of millions of dollars was advanced by the House Health Committee today.
HARRISBURG – Efforts to reform and secure Pennsylvania’s pension system moved forward today when the House unanimously approved three bills by State Government Chairman Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Reps. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and Lou Schmitt (R-Blair).
HARRISBURG – In response to a federal judge ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 restrictions are unconstitutional, the York County House Republican Delegation, which includes House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Mike Jones (R-York Township), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:
Now that the new school year is underway, the Wolf administration is continuing to fail our children.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto a transparency bill that received unanimous support in the Legislature, continuing his attempts to quash the right of the public and press to question state government officials. In response, local House Republicans from York and Adams counties, which include Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), who authored House Bill 2463; Kate Klunk (R-Hanover); Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg); Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg); Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown); Mike Jones (R-York Township) and House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) issued the following statement:
YORK – A former feed mill in York County, once used as a prop for Gov. Tom Wolf’s severance tax tour, is being torn down despite the absence of a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas consumers. To date, York County has received nearly $3.5 million dollars, including more than $378,000 it received today, in impact fees from taxes on unconventional gas wells in Pennsylvania despite there not being a well in the county.
HARRISBURG – Senior Centers in York County will receive nearly $60,000 in 2019-20 Senior Community Center grants, Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Mike Regan (R-York) and Dave Arnold (R-York) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Lancaster County state Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has been elected to serve as the 141st speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a majority vote. He was sworn in to serve out the 2019-20 legislative session.