Unclaimed Property May Be Waiting for You - By Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)

Sep. 12, 2018 /

You may be surprised by just how many people find out that they have money or property waiting for them through the state’s Unclaimed Property program. In fact, with more than $3.4 billion in unclaimed property currently being held by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, about one in 10 residents are eligible to recoup that property.

School Safety is a Top Priority

Aug. 07, 2018 /

With most kids heading back to school later this month, school buses will be back on the roads during morning and afternoon commutes, so drivers need to allow extra time and be aware of how to share the road safely with buses and other school transportation vehicles.

2018-19 State Budget Highlights Education, Public Safety

Jun. 26, 2018 /

I am pleased to report that the General Assembly and the governor have agreed to a state budget and passed it well in advance of the June 30 deadline. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is instrumental in the creation and negotiations involving the yearly spending plan, I was pleased with how this year’s budget came together and the areas in which we were able to prioritize additional funding, all without any tax increases.

Helping Businesses Succeed in PA

May. 21, 2018 /

The success of our business community has a direct correlation with the success of our state. When businesses are expanding, adding jobs and contributing more to the local and state economy, it improves the lives of families all across the state. That’s why we focus so much effort on making Pennsylvania a business-friendly state: because the trickle-down effect is so beneficial to each individual.

Find Out How You Can Save a Life

Apr. 23, 2018 /

Life is precious; and more than 119,000 men, women and children are clearly aware of that fact as they await a life-saving organ transplant. More than 8,500 of those individuals are our friends, family members and neighbors here in Pennsylvania.

REAL ID: What You Need to Know

Mar. 12, 2018 /

Having the correct type of identification to board an airplane or enter certain federal facilities is a concern to many Pennsylvanians who have seen and heard about REAL ID in the news and are wondering when the special ID will be available in Pennsylvania.

2017-18 Budget Conversation Commences - By Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)

Feb. 22, 2018 /

The state budget process can be long and arduous. This year, as in years past, the governor unveiled his state budget proposal at the beginning of February to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He is asking for $33 billion in spending, which is $1 billion more than the current year. As a longtime member of the House Appropriations Committee, which focuses on state finances and the budget, I know we can do better than that.

Sonney Announces $182,930 for Local Fire, Ambulance Companies

Jan. 31, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that 18 area fire and ambulance companies located in the 4th Legislative District are set to receive $182,930 in state grants under the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

Staying Warm this Winter - By Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)

Dec. 14, 2017 /

The temperatures here in the northeast are continuing to drop and we have already seen our first snowfall. Although the colder months of the year are a sign of the fun holiday season, they can also pose challenges for some individuals and families to heat their homes.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Approaching - By Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)

Nov. 17, 2017 /

Property taxes can be a difficult burden for many to bear, especially senior citizens who are living on fixed incomes. The state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program was created to provide some measure of relief for low-income seniors and those who are disabled. The deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2016 tax year is Dec. 31.