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:
Like so many of you, I am frustrated and infuriated with Gov. Tom Wolf’s policies he formed unilaterally and without input of Pennsylvanians or the Legislature. Understandably, I have been asked why I have not signed the Declaration of Suspension, which falsely claims to be a tool to end the governor’s State of Emergency Declaration. Let be clear, it does not have any legal standing. It has a zero chance of doing anything.
HARRISBURG – In a sternly worded letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) urged Secretary W. Gerard Oleksiak to get the unemployment compensation (UC) system fixed as millions of Pennsylvanians continue to file for unemployment benefits.
HARRISBURG – Transparency legislation, House Bill 2463, which unanimously passed the Legislature, will become law without the governor’s signature, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) said.
HARRISBURG – To keep Pennsylvanians abreast of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure they have a better understanding of the number of virus cases, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) sent Dr. Rachael Levine, secretary of the Department of Health, a letter seeking information on data the department has collected and its internal policies to provide clarity on the information the general public is receiving.
DOVER – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) released today a report on the costs Pennsylvanians pay in interest for intergovernmental loans.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved multiple bills, all part of a comprehensive package of legislation to ensure taxpayer dollars are not being used fraudulently or misspent. Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), who spearheaded the initiative to create the bill package and is the sponsor of House Bill 2352, issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Senior Centers in York County will receive nearly $60,000 in 2019-20 Senior Community Center grants, Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Mike Regan (R-York) and Dave Arnold (R-York) announced today.
HARRISBURG– Fire and EMS companies in York County received nearly $800,000 through the Fire Company Grant and Emergency Medical Service Grant programs during fiscal year 2019-20, the county’s House Republican delegation announced.
HARRISBURG – After hearing from local business owners, construction workers and others, members of the House of Representatives from York, Adams and Cumberland counties joined together to urge Gov. Tom Wolf to allow construction projects to be completed and to allow workers to return to job sites. Previously, Wolf included construction on the list of “non-essential” businesses, which put a halt to construction projects in Pennsylvania. In response, the members, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill) and Mike Jones (R-York Township) issued the following statement:
DOVER – All three school districts in the 196th Legislative District will receive a combined $600,648 in funding to enhance security at schools, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced. The funding is through Pennsylvania’s School Safety and Security Grant Program, which was created in 2018 but could essentially be done away with under Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal.
Since Oct. 31 of last year, the General Fund has been operating with a negative balance. Almost every day since Halloween, the Commonwealth has been forced to borrow from itself to pay its own bills.
DOVER – Several municipalities and non-profit organizations within the 196th Legislative District saved more than $140,000 through COSTARS, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s cooperative purchasing program, and other programs, between the end of July and the end of September, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced today.
DOVER – Residents of the 196th District wishing to learn more about their Second Amendment rights and Pennsylvania’s firearms laws are encouraged to attend the free Concealed Carry Seminar Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) will host in March.
HARRISBURG – A new measure signed into law today by Governor Tom Wolf would place significant penalties on criminals who solicit or advertise the sexual services of victims of human trafficking, according to the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).
I have long held the belief of even a penny of misspend taxpayer money is unacceptable. When I read a news account about how the Office of Inspector General (OIG) wasted $160,000 of taxpayer dollars on unused pistols, ammunition and other equipment for its investigators, I was, to put it politely, very displeased.
DOVER – As part of ongoing efforts to assist veterans, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced the dates veterans assistance will be held at his office, located at 2501 Catherine St., York.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved landmark legislation today that would increase penalties and fines against individuals who solicit services from victims of human trafficking.
WHAT: U.S. Army Cpl. Earl H. Markle was just 19 years old when he gave his life in the service of the nation during the Korean War. Markle was serving with the 1st Calvary Division when the unit was attacked during the Battle of Unsan in present day North Korea. Following the battle, Markle was reported missing and, three years later, declared deceased. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and other military honors.
HARRISBURG – Five local schools are receiving grants totaling $175,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education today to expand computer science programs for students, according to members of the PA General Assembly’s York County Republican delegation.