The Issues Facing Property Tax Reform

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.

The Issues Facing Property Tax Reform

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.

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Aug. 16, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – As a former legislative staff member and nearly five-term member of the Legislature, state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) has been on the front lines of the property tax debate. For that reason, she has been appointed to serve on a School Property Tax Working Group that met Monday for the second time. The group consists of House and Senate members from both sides of the aisle.

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Hahn Appointed to Property Tax Working Group

Aug. 16, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – As a former legislative staff member and nearly five-term member of the Legislature, state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) has been on the front lines of the property tax debate. For that reason, she has been appointed to serve on a School Property Tax Working Group that met Monday for the second time. The group consists of House and Senate members from both sides of the aisle.

Toohil Issues Statement on Pending Closure of White Haven Center

Toohil Issues Statement on Pending Closure of White Haven Center

Aug. 14, 2019 / Press Release

HAZLETON – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that the White Haven Center will close in 2022. The decision affects 429 employees and 112 residents, who will be moved into community-based settings.

From Sanitary to Sinister

From Sanitary to Sinister

Aug. 06, 2019 / Press Release

They are called low-head dams because of their minimal profile. More than 300 of them exist in Pennsylvania, and another 2,000 are by definition not low-head dams but mimic their characteristics. On land, these man-made creations are easy to spot. Your vantage point on water is definitely different and includes possible life-threatening consequences, much like that of an infinity pool.

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Jul. 25, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Gabler, House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Jul. 25, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.

Topper Bill to Close Alcohol Sales Loophole Approved by House

Topper Bill to Close Alcohol Sales Loophole Approved by House

May. 10, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – To give voters more say in their community and to close a loophole in the updated liquor laws, the House approved on Wednesday Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) House Bill 423 to allow for ballot referendums to authorize “dry” municipalities to issue special liquor licenses to manufacturers.

Fighting the Evil of Human Trafficking

Fighting the Evil of Human Trafficking

Jan. 16, 2019 / Press Release

Human trafficking is society’s hidden dark secret that happens, sometimes in plain sight. This heinous crime happens in every part of Pennsylvania. Yet, sometimes we don’t realize that people we encounter are victims of modern-day slavery.

REALID Information

REALID Information

Jan. 09, 2019 / Press Release

REAL ID – Rep. Gaydos Due to the events on Sept. 11, 2001, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, which requires changes to state standards, procedures and requirements for the issuance of driver’s licenses and ID cards, in order to be accepted for certain federal purposes, like entering a federal building or boarding a domestic commercial flight.

Thomas Sworn in for First Term

Thomas Sworn in for First Term

Jan. 01, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG--Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) was sworn in today to her first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the people of the 178th District.

Thomas Sworn in for First Term

Thomas Sworn in for First Term

Jan. 01, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG--Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) was sworn in today to her first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the people of the 178th District.

Mihalek to Take Oath of Office Jan. 1

Mihalek to Take Oath of Office Jan. 1

Dec. 27, 2018 / Press Release

WHAT: Rep.-elect Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) will take the oath of office as state representative of the 40th Legislative District, which includes Bethel Park, Peters Township and Upper St. Clairs.

State Legislator Opens District Office

State Legislator Opens District Office

Dec. 19, 2018 / Press Release

YORK TOWNSHIP – While state Rep.-elect Mike Jones (R-York) has yet to be sworn into office, his district office at 305 Leader Heights Road is open for residents of the 93rd Legislative District.