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Keefer Introduces Bill to Hold Regulators Accountable

Apr. 26, 2017  Download

Legislation designed to give the General Assembly a vote on burdensome regulations promulgated by state agencies has been introduced in Harrisburg. House Bill 1237 would require the independent fiscal office to determine the cost of regulations, and refer those regulations with a fiscal impact greater than $1 million to the House and Senate for a vote. Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland, York) said her bill would allow taxpayers to be represented before costly statutes are implemented.

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Rep. Dawn Keefer Sworn-in for New Legislative Session in Harrisburg

Jan. 03, 2017  Download

The Pennsylvania House opened its 201st legislative session Tuesday in Harrisburg with the swearing in of a 121 member Republican majority, which represents the largest Republican House majority in decades. This includes 12 newly elected Republican members of the House. Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) was also formally re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The House Republican leadership team also includes: Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County); Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster); Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York); Republican Caucus Chair Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery); Policy Committee Chair Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre & Mifflin); Caucus Administrator Kurt Masser (R- Columbia, Montour & Northumberland); and Caucus Secretary Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong, Clarion & Forest). Rep. Keefer offered her observations as a new member of the House and outlined personal priorities for the coming session.