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 Sponsors New Reinventing Government Legislation to Improve Core Functions of Government - 8/27/2019
Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) joined a group of House Republican lawmakers this week to announce the introduction of the Reinventing Government initiative, a package of bills aimed at improving government function, encouraging economic prosperity and building stronger communities. Grove’s bill would merge the Budget Office, the Department of General Services, the Office of Administration and the Governor’s Office of Policy and Planning into one agency called the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Grove said this effort to streamline state government would improve the core functions and speed delivery of government services to the people of Pennsylvania.
York County legislators plan to offer constitutional amendment to allow voters to weigh in on budget gimmicks - 7/22/2019
Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Representative Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced their intentions to offer a constitutional amendment to address out-of-control state spending by the executive branch. Their constitutional amendment would clear up and prevent supplemental spending gimmicks that have been used by the Governor in his recent budget and require all spending to be voted on in a standalone bill, not added on to the state budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. Rep. Grove said taxpayers are tired of this kind of overspending and the amendment would ensure a more transparent budget process.
Rep. Grove Comments on House Passage of Budget - 6/26/2019
House lawmakers have voted to support a 2019-20 General Fund budget that continues a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending. Total state spending would be set at $33.997 billion, a 1.8% increase over the current fiscal year, which is in line with the rate of inflation. The plan provides for a record level of spending on education and includes a deposit of more than $250 million into the Rainy-Day Fund, the state’s primary “savings account.” Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) offered the following comments on the spending priorities of the budget plan.
Grove Comments on Education Committee Moving a Package of Workforce Development Bills Forward for Early Consideration - 2/20/2019
A package of bills aimed at improving career and technical education in Pennsylvania is moving through the House Education Committee toward early legislative action. At a press conference Monday in Harrisburg, a bipartisan group of lawmakers showcased the 8 bills aimed at putting Pennsylvania Families First by increasing job training opportunities, addressing the skills gap and solving the issue of skilled worker shortages that are viewed as holding back the state’s economy. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) offered comments on his House Bill 334, which is part of the package of workforce development legislation.
Rep. Grove Interviewed about his Bill to Crack Down on Human Trafficking in PA on WSBA Radio - 1/16/2019
Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) was interviewed on the Gary Sutton Morning Show on NewsTalk 93.9 & 910 WSBA on Wednesday January 16, 2019 about his legislation to crack down on the crime of Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania. Grove's bill would double the maximum jail sentence for an individual convicted of trafficking or patronizing a victim of trafficking.
Rep. Grove & Sen. Phillips-Hill discuss their Legislation to Prevent Human Trafficking on KDKA Radio - 1/14/2019
Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) have introduced joint pieces of legislation in the House and Senate to increase penalties on criminals convicted of certain human trafficking offenses. Grove and Phillips-Hill were interviewed on KDKA's Robert Mangino Show on Friday January 11 about their legislation known as The Buyer Beware Act. The bills would ensure those who are convicted of crimes related to human trafficking will feel the full force of our justice system while providing justice to helpless victims.
Rep. Grove Introduces Bill to Combat Human Trafficking by Aggressively Policing Related Crimes - 1/9/2019
Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), alongside advocates and law enforcement officials, held a press conference in Harrisburg on Wednesday to unveil the Buyer Beware Act, legislation in the House and Senate that would increase penalties on criminals convicted of human trafficking and related offenses. Grove said human trafficking is an underreported offense, often driven by crimes such as prostitution and drug distribution, and his legislation is designed to bring the fight to those whose crimes are directly responsible for demand in human trafficking.
Rep. Grove Comments on Bill to Amend the State Constitution to Shrink the Size of the PA House of Representatives - 6/25/2018
Legislation which would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to reduce the number of seats in the House of Representatives from 203 to 151 has been approved by the PA Senate and has returned to the House for final consideration. The amendment process requires the measure to be passed during two consecutive legislative sessions and then placed on the ballot for voter approval in a statewide referendum. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said approval of this bill would give voters real input in the process of reducing the costs and size of the legislature.
House Education Committee Moves to Bolster Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania - 4/18/2018
The House Education Committee has approved a bipartisan package of legislation designed to equip students with the technical and career skills they will need to thrive as they enter the workforce. The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.
Rep. Grove Comments on House Passage of Bill Banning Abortion for Down Syndrome - 4/17/2018
The Pennsylvania House has passed legislation that would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down Syndrome. Under current law, a woman can obtain an abortion prior to 24 weeks gestational age for any reason, except if that reason is to select the sex of the child. House Bill 2050 would expand that exception to include a ban on aborting a child solely due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. The law would place no restrictions on a mother having an abortion in cases of rape, incest, or personal endangerment. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said he is glad the House acted to protect the sanctity of these lives.