My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Grove Comments on House Republican Welfare Reform Plan - 1/2/2018
House Republican lawmakers called for action on legislation to help contain costs and bring real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system. Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) announced a package of bills Tuesday in Harrisburg to give more Pennsylvania families an opportunity to improve their quality of life, while tackling waste, fraud and abuse from within the current benefit system. The package also contains measures aimed at enhancing the value of work and strong families, while recognizing that those receiving benefits need help to gain financial independence, not continue a life of dependence. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) attended the news conference and offered comments on the package of legislation.
Rep. Grove Comments on House Approval of Revenue Plan to Complete Funding of the State Budget without Tax Increases - 9/13/2017
The Pennsylvania House approved an amended state revenue plan on Wednesday that puts taxpayers first and does not require any increase in state taxes. The revenue plan authored by House Republicans is viewed as a financially responsible effort that not does not rely on additional state borrowing and calls for the utilization of existing funds in dormant state accounts to help balance the nearly $32 billion state budget. The amended revenue plan now returns to the Senate for consideration. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) commented on passage of the legislation:
Rep. Grove Comments on Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to bring in additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg. The state’s current Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) rate of 9.99 percent is one of the highest in the nation and is widely seen as a barrier to economic growth. Lawmakers said House Bill 1584 would make Pennsylvania more economically competitive by cutting the CNI rate, mirroring the 1981 Kemp-Roth federal law that generated a historic increase in business activity and tax revenues. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) commented on the proposed legislation.
Rep. Grove Supports Bill to Provide Expanded Insurance Coverage for Lyme Disease Treatment in Pennsylvania - 5/24/2017
The Pennsylvania House this week took action on legislation to help provide improved treatment programs for the growing number of Lyme disease patients in the state. Over the course of the past six years, Pennsylvania has ranked highest in the country among states in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease, with 12,200 cases of the tick borne disease reported in 2016. Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill which would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s medical practitioner, regardless if the treatment plan includes short-term or long-term antibiotic treatments. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) supported the legislation and said this is a big step toward helping the thousands of Pennsylvania citizens suffering from this disease.
Rep. Seth Grove Legislative Radio Report/Podcast - 1/13/2017
The Legislative Report Program/Podcast with Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Rep. Grove Announces Release of Taxpayer Caucus' "Framework for Pennsylvania" - 5/24/2016
A bicameral group of lawmakers has released the “Taxpayers’ Framework for Pennsylvania,” a comprehensive report identifying more than $3 billion in savings and efficiencies in state government. The report, released by the Pennsylvania Taxpayer’s Caucus, also includes recommendations to address the 2016-17 budget deficit with department specific policy proposals and savings derived from recommendations from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Gov. Tom Wolf and legislators.
Rep. Grove Calls for Equitable School Funding for Charter School Facilities - 5/4/2016
Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) was joined by members of Philadelphia Charters for Excellence and the Pennsylvania Coalition for Public Charter Schools at a press conference Tuesday in Harrisburg to call on lawmakers to adopt an education funding formula that provides equal dollars for traditional public and charter school facilities. Rep. Grove said fair funding is needed to ensure that both public and charter schools are prepared to provide the best education possible for students in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Grove Comments on Governor’s Budget Address - 2/9/2016
House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.
Rep. Grove Comments on Governor's Line Item Veto of Latest Budget - 12/29/2015
Money for schools and social service programs will begin to flow from state coffers, now that the Governor has accepted portions of a state budget passed by the General Assembly shortly before Christmas. Lawmakers credited the Governor with having finally done the right thing by using his authority to approve most line items, while blue-lining those he opposed, but also criticized his misrepresentations on education funding.
Rep. Grove Questions Governor’s Spending, Transparency During Budget Impasse - 12/3/2015
Lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg to voice their dissatisfaction with the spending practices of the Wolf Administration during the protracted budget impasse. According to a report issued on Thursday, more than $30 Billion were spent in the first four months of the fiscal year, with only $4 Billion having been reported to the PennWATCH website, a portal which allows public scrutiny of all state government spending.