By Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today offered the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his 2017-18 budget address to the Pennsylvania House and Senate:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for the 2016 tax year are now available.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that with the start of 2017, PennDOT is no longer issuing license plate stickers when drivers renew their vehicle registrations. By eliminating the sticker, taxpayers will realize a cost savings of $1.1 million per year, and it is estimated an additional $2 million will be saved in mailing costs.
Historic legislation enables the sale of bottled wine in grocery stores, allows for greater customer convenience
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants, Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) said today.
HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) is pleased to announce funding has been secured to support Penn State University’s efforts to construct a trail near Wintergreen Gorge in Harborcreek Township. The $180,000 grant has been secured through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFAs) Greenways, Trails and Recreation program, one of seven programs funded through Marcellus Shale Act 13 revenue.
HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) invites veterans from throughout Erie County to take advantage of an outreach service being offered in his district offices during the month of October.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) today joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle in passing legislation that would expand beer and wine sales in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1690, which passed by a vote of 157-31, now heads to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) is inviting residents of the 4th Legislative District to attend the Concealed Carry Seminar he is hosting on Thursday, May 12, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Fairfield Hose Company, 4896 East Lake Road, Erie.
Last month, Gov. Tom Wolf chose to shortchange 423 of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, which will now all receive less money. The Corry Area, Fort LeBoeuf, Harbor Creek, North East, Union City Area and Wattsburg Area school districts will lose a combined total of more than $365,000. Even the Erie City School District will be shortchanged by more than $1.1 million – all because of Gov. Wolf’s need to have it his way.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) today joined the majority of his colleagues in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf a key piece of budget-related legislation for the 2015-16 fiscal year. House Bill 1801 restores the Dec. 29 cuts made by the governor via line-item veto before he signed the current budget into law. The bill would increase basic education funding and restore support for agriculture – Pennsylvania’s No. 1 industry – and correctional facilities across the state.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf plans to pursue an expanded sales tax and increased Personal Income Tax as part of his budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year. During today’s budget address, the governor expressed a desire to raise the Personal Income Tax from 3.07 percent to 3.4 percent for 2016-17, and make it retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. He also wants to add sales tax to basic cable television bills and movie theater ticket purchases, as well as increase the cigarette tax by $1 per pack.
HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) invites veterans from throughout Erie County to take advantage of an outreach service being offered each month in his district offices.
HARRISBURG – On a predominately party-line vote, the state House has passed House Bill 1327, legislation which serves as the “operating manual” for the state budget. The bill may now be taken up by the state Senate.