HARRISBURG – In an effort to help educate parents and all residents of the 99th District of the newest drug concerns and prevention methods, Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) and Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) will hold a Drug Epidemic Presentation and Expo on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 - 8p.m., at the Ephrata Main Theatre, 124 E. Main St., Ephrata.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation voted in favor of a budget that would provide greater government efficiency, allowing for an increase in education funding without borrowing or new taxes.
HARRISBURG – Members of the General Assembly met today with representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), including Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell, to discuss what they feel are abuses of power, redundancy of services and overall wasting of taxpayer dollars by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC).
HARRISBURG – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly on his administration’s 2017-18 budget proposal.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) has introduced legislation to add police, firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel to the list of those who are targeted by their identity for murder or assault to Pennsylvania’s hate crimes statute.
HARRISBURG- Members of the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation today voted to support a fiscally responsible state budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The budget totals $31.55 billion—nearly $2 billion less than originally proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf and does not include any broad-based tax increases. Wolf previously had proposed more than $3 billion in tax increases, including an 11 percent increase in the Personal Income Tax.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation this afternoon voted for forward momentum in protecting taxpayers from rising property taxes and safeguarding retirement benefits earned by current retirees and employees in the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) and the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS). The public pension reform measure would create a hybrid 401(k)-style and cash balance plan only for future state and school employees who first begin service on Jan. 1, 2018, or July 1, 2018, respectively.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican delegation – State Reps. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl) – issued the following statement regarding the Sunday terrorist attack in Orlando, Fl., that left nearly 50 dead and over 50 wounded:
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Republican Delegation today voted to pass legislation that would restore the deep K-12 education cuts induced by Gov. Tom Wolf when he vetoed the fiscal code on March 23.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Republican Delegation today expressed relief that Gov. Tom Wolf has finally allowed the 2015-16 budget to pass.
HARRISBURG – Senators Ryan Aument (R-36), Lloyd Smucker (R-13), and Representatives Bryan Cutler (R-100), Mindy Fee (R-37), Keith Greiner (R-43), Dave Hickernell (R-98), Steve Mentzer (R-97), Brett Miller (R-41) and Dave Zimmerman (R-99) today sent an urgent letter to Governor Wolf imploring him to keep Pennsylvania’s public schools open.
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives last night voted 154-37 to approve House Bill 1103, legislation authored by Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R- East Earl) that would exempt high tunnel greenhouses from the planning and regulatory requirements of the Storm Water Management Act. Zimmerman is a member of the House Agriculture Committee.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster Republican delegation to the state House of Representatives today joined a strong bipartisan majority of their colleagues to pass House Bill 1801 by a vote of 128-63, a supplemental spending bill that would appropriate an additional $6.05 billion for the 2015-16 fiscal year to fully fund the remaining components of the state budget that remain unfunded following several line-item vetoes by Gov. Tom Wolf on Dec. 29.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation was present for a joint session of the General Assembly as Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for 2016-17.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Republican Delegation today expressed deep disappointment in Gov. Tom Wolf’s inability to accept compromise during his first year in elected office.