One of the roles of government is to protect those who, for whatever reason, are most vulnerable to the evils of society. It is unfortunate it took the horrific acts committed by the now-convicted child abuser Jerry Sandusky to bring to light the inadequacies in a system that exposed children to such predators; however, the subsequent actions of state government are making attempts to close loopholes and prevent this from happening again.
HARRISBURG – The members of the York County House Republican delegation, state Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Will Tallman (R-Adams/York), today reaffirmed their stance on the need for reforms to Pennsylvania’s public pension system. The members issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Corbett’s announcement that the budget for fiscal year 2014-15 has been signed into law:
HARRISBURG – The $29.1 billion House state budget plan supported by state Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/York) increases K-12 education spending to its highest level ever and funds the core functions of government without raising taxes. The 2014-15 budget also increases funding for intellectual disabilities programs, county child welfare services, as well as increases for the rape crisis and domestic violence prevention programs.
HARRISBURG – The $29.1 billion House state budget plan supported York County’s House Republican delegation tonight is a $536 million increase over the 2013-14 fiscal year budget and increases K-12 education spending over the previous budget and funds the core functions of government without raising taxes.
The hot topic in Harrisburg in these final days of the fiscal year is the budget. We need to close a $1.5 billion shortfall, and our options are to increase taxes, cut spending or do a combination of both; however, as serious a subject as the budget is, I am asked more often by my constituents about property taxes. I wanted to take a moment to bring you up to speed on the latest news.
HARRISBURG – The York County Republican House delegation today announced Pennsylvania’s five southcentral counties will receive more than $1.5 million in revenue from the collection of an impact fee on natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Members of the delegation include Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Will Tallman (R-Hanover).
ABBOTTSTOWN – State Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/York) is inviting residents of the 193rd Legislative District and surrounding area to attend one of his upcoming concealed carry seminars.
You may have heard someone say Gov. Tom Corbett cut funding for education. This is not and cannot be true. Thanks to a clause known as “hold harmless,” our governor and state Legislature may not appropriate less money for basic education to any of our public school districts than they received in the previous fiscal year. Each school must be awarded at least as much funding as they did the year before and cannot be cut, even for those school districts that have lost 30-40 percent of their student population.
HARRISBURG – Standing up for York County residents who help keep our servicemen and servicewomen as safe as possible in the line of fire, the York County House Delegation supports House Resolution 597, which urges the United States Army to reconsider temporary suspension of Bradley Armored Fighting Vehicle (BFV) production. The resolution was unanimously adopted today by the state House of Representatives.
WHAT: State Reps. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) and Will Tallman (R-Adams/York) will hold an educational forum on the possible legalization of the use of medical cannabis. The educational forum is designed to lay out all the facts on this controversial subject, in order that those in attendance may become better informed.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would officially provide armed forces recruiters further access to secondary students in Pennsylvania’s public schools was passed overwhelmingly today by the state House. House Bill 2106, authored by state Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/York), may now be taken up by the full House.
HARRISBURG – Standing up for York County residents who help keep our servicemen and servicewomen as safe as possible in the line of fire, the York County House Delegation supports House Resolution 597, which urges the United States Army to reconsider temporary suspension of Bradley Armored Fighting Vehicle production. The resolution was passed today by the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.
A popular car manufacturer produced commercials a few years ago that attempted to label its brand the “pursuit of perfection.” Often times, in the process of searching for a solution to a problem, we attempt to do the same in crafting the “perfect bill.”
ABBOTTSTOWN – State Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/York) is inviting residents of the 193rd Legislative District to attend any in a series of outreach events he has scheduled for the upcoming months. Kicking off the schedule are five legislative breakfasts.
WHAT: State Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/York) will present a House citation to New Oxford resident, 1st Sgt. John L. Moore Jr., a veteran of the Korean War. Moore, who enlisted in the United States Army in 1945, will be available for interviews concerning his 40 years of service to his country.