Zimmerman Says Governor’s Budget Proposal a Disappointment

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) today issued a statement following the governor’s 2024-25 state budget proposal before the General Assembly that seeks to spend $48.34 billion, an 8.4% increase in state dollars over the current fiscal year budget:

Zimmerman: How the Ivy League Came for William Penn

Jan. 09, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – The National Park Service this week announced it will not pursue plans to remove William Penn’s statue from its Philadelphia location at Waterfront Park due to public backlash over the initial plan to remove it.

Broken Trust

Jul. 16, 2023 /

Imagine sitting in a car dealership and feeling pretty good about negotiating a great deal on a new-to-you used car. Strong valuation of your trade-in, low interest rate, and even some nice “freebies” thrown in by the dealership. The salesman has all the terms ready for you to sign, but suddenly gets a call to head to the back office. After returning, he slides the agreement across his desk, ready for your signature.

Zimmerman Legislation Makes Pennsylvania More Business Friendly

Jun. 07, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s reputation for failing to be welcoming toward out-of-state businesses would improve under legislation authored by state Rep. Dave Zimmerman, whose House Bill 565 was passed unanimously Wednesday by the House Professional Licensure Committee.

Zimmerman and Other Legislators Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday

Mar. 06, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster/Berks) and 14 other legislators gathered in a filled Capitol Rotunda to memorialize the day 342 years ago when King Charles II granted the Charter of Pennsylvania to William Penn to settle a debt owed to his father.

Zimmerman Announces Support for Local Fire, EMS Agencies

Feb. 14, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster/Berks) today announced that fire and emergency response organizations were awarded more than $1 million in funding through the Fire and Emergency Services Grant Program.

Zimmerman Announces $400,000 Rail Trail Funding

Nov. 23, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl) today announced that a $400,000 state grant he strongly supported has been approved and will enhance the Warwick and Ephrata Rail Trail (WERT).

Lancaster Lawmakers Condemn PA DOH’s Threats Against Children

Oct. 08, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl), are calling on the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to cease sending letters to school children stating that they have determined the child has had a “close contact” with a person that has COVID-19 and if they do not do as the letter instructs then legal action will be taken against them.

Governor’s New Mask Mandate Based on Fake Events, Area Lawmakers Say

Sep. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster), Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today expressed deep concern that the legal pillars Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Alison Beam used at their Tuesday press conference to institute a new statewide mask mandate for K-12 students are based on demonstrable untruths.

‘We Stand Behind Our Local School Boards’

Aug. 31, 2021 /

MANHEIM – In reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of a statewide mask mandate for K-12 public schools in Pennsylvania, Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith Greiner (R- Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), and Dave Zimmerman (R- East Earl) released the following statement:

Lancaster GOP House Delegation Votes in Favor of Budget that Prioritizes Education While Saving Surplus Funds for the Future

Jun. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation joined the majority of their colleagues today in voting in favor of a budget that will fully fund our schools and maintain government services for residents in accordance with the severe economic constraints facing our Commonwealth – mainly the current administration’s track record of spending more money than the Commonwealth receives in revenue.

House Ag Committee Members Announce Wolf Administration Agrees to Re-Open Farm Show Complex

May. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Minutes before the start of Tuesday’s Capitol press conference convened by Reps. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Clint Owlett (R- Bradford/Potter/Tioga) and John Hershey (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) about the status of the 2021 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE), the Wolf administration emailed the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee indicating that it would move to open the Farm Show Complex.

PPE Storage at Farm Show Complex Could Postpone 65th Annual Keystone International Livestock Exhibition

May. 03, 2021 /

WHAT: Due to the millions of dollars of personal protective equipment (PPE) currently being stored at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, the 65th Keystone International Livestock Exhibition (KILE) Show, which is scheduled for Oct.1-10, may not take place. Exhibition organizers have yet to receive a definitive answer from the Department of Agriculture or the Wolf administration. A decision on whether to hold the 2021 show could come as early as this week, but as of today the Farm Show building is still full of PPE. This lack of planning and decision making on the part of the administration is putting KILE and many other events in jeopardy.