Schools Must Open to Receive State Funding, Saylor Says

Mar. 24, 2021 /

Schools Must Open to Receive State Funding, Saylor Says

HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement today announcing his intentions to require school districts, community colleges, technical schools and universities to return to in-person instruction as a condition of receiving state funding:

Key Takeaways from House Appropriations Hearings

Mar. 01, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee heard from the Department of Education (PDE) and the Pennsylvania Commission on Community Colleges. Here are the key takeaways from the day:

York County Lawmakers Applaud Investigation into COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Mar. 01, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – It was announced today that the House Government Oversight Committee will investigate the Wolf administration’s handling of nursing homes and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the York County House Republican delegation, consisting of House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Mike Jones (R-York Township), issued the following statement:

Key Takeaways from Department of Health Hearing

Feb. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee heard from the Department of Health (DOH). Here are the key takeaways from the day: Acting Health Secretary refuses to say deadly nursing home order was a mistake...

Key Takeaways from House Appropriations Hearings

Feb. 24, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee heard from the Department of Agriculture (PDA), Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Lincoln University and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). Here are the key takeaways from the day:

Key Takeaways from House Appropriations Hearings

Feb. 23, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee heard from the Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of General Services (DGS) and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). The PLCB was accompanied by the Bureau of Liquor Enforcement of the Pennsylvania State Police. Here are the key takeaways from the day: Bridge tolling proposal sparked significant debate.....

Key Takeaways from House Appropriations Hearings

Feb. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee heard from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Here are the key takeaways from the day: Now is certainly not the time to raise taxes on Pennsylvanians who are already struggling.....

Key Takeaways from House Appropriations Hearings

Feb. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee held its first day of budget hearings. The committee heard from the Department of Revenue, the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) and the Department of Aging. Here are the key takeaways from the day:

House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor Announces Budget Hearing Schedule

Feb. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor released the schedule for upcoming budget hearings today. Hearings will take place on the House floor to allow social distancing and masks will be required for all members, staff, and testifiers. The House floor will be cleaned and sanitized between hearings. Hearings will feature a mix of in-person and virtual testimony.

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Expand Small Business COVID-19 Relief

Feb. 04, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House Appropriations Committee amended Senate Bill 109 to include additional COVID-19 relief for small businesses. The legislation, which appropriates $197 million in educational grants, $570 million for rental and utility assistance, and $145 million for grants to the restaurant and hospitality industry, was amended to exempt income received from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from taxation under the state’s Personal Income Tax (PIT).

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening and New Guidance, Saylor Says

Jan. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, has announce that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, Jan. 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Local Republicans Issue Statement on Storming of U.S. Capitol

Jan. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In response to the storming of the United States Capitol by protestors, local Republicans, Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), House State Government Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) Mike Jones (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) and Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement:

Pennsylvania House Republican Leaders Comment on FY 2020-21 Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives concluded the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget process Friday with passage of a supplemental appropriation package that funds state government and related operations for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.

York County House Delegation Agrees with Call to Audit Election

Nov. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Earlier today, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) called on Gov. Tom Wolf to audit the pending results of the 2020 election. In response, the York County House Republican Delegation consisting of House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement: