HARRISBURG - Gov. Josh Shapiro today decreed that anyone in Pennsylvania who gets or renews their driver’s license or a state I.D. is automatically registered to vote.
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.
Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster/Berks) categorically denounced the shameful police action violating an individual’s right to free speech that took place last weekend in City of Reading.
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.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Josh Shapiro yesterday outlined his proposed 2023-24 budget of $45.8 billion to a joint session of the General Assembly, a 6% hike over the previous budget. Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement on the proposal:
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.
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.
The Lancaster Republican Delegation to the House of Representatives today listened to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal before a joint session of the General Assembly where the governor proposed $2 billion in new spending over the current budget and $5 billion in new taxpayer debt.
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).
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
WHAT: Garden Spot Village executives and residents will present and explain their ongoing difficulty getting COVID-19 vaccine for their high-risk residents that the state previously approved.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) wants constituents to be aware that the House State Government Committee will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 1:30 p.m. to examine the SURE System, election management systems and related information technology.
HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) said he is pleased 69 of his House colleagues joined in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Texas v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Georgia, State of Michigan and State of Wisconsin.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl) announced that New Holland and Akron boroughs have been awarded $200,000 and $214,653 respectively in Small Water and Sewer Program grants. The grants will be used to upgrade clean water supply infrastructure resulting in better water quality and increased water supply to residents.