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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.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) issued this statement following Senate passage of House Bill 1460, a general appropriations bill for the 2015-16 fiscal year:
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) that addresses Pennsylvanians’ eligibility in PACE and PACENET, Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs, was passed Tuesday by the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. House Bill 190 is part of a three-bill package dealing with PACE and PACENET eligibility that passed unanimously and may now be taken up by the full House.
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for home heating assistance this Monday, Nov. 2, Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) said today.
HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) invites residents of the 4th Legislative District to attend one of the town hall meetings he is holding next week.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) joined the majority of House members today in voting down Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax package by a 127-73 vote. The amendment to House Bill 283 would have increased the Personal Income Tax (PIT) from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent, imposed a 3.5 percent severance tax on natural gas drillers and expanded the state’s existing Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
WHAT: State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) is hosting a concealed carry seminar for current permit holders, as well as anyone considering applying for a concealed carry permit. Many misconceptions about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws exist, and the purpose of this event is to answer individual questions about laws and responsibilities when interacting with local law enforcement. More than 200 people have registered to attend the seminar.
HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) will once again be partnering with Northwestern Legal Services to present a series of Older Wiser seminars in August for senior citizens in Erie County. As always, these seminars are held free of charge and no pre-registration is required.
HARRISBURG – On a predominately part line vote, the state House today passed House Bill 1192, the primary budget legislation for fiscal year 2015-16, according to state Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek). The bill may now be taken up by the state Senate, which anticipates a vote on final passage this Tuesday, the final day of the current fiscal year.