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.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation today aimed at targeting individuals who solicit services from victims of human trafficking, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).
On Jan. 1, Pennsylvanians awoke to not only a new year, but a new decade. Little did they know, on New Year’s Eve the checking account of the Commonwealth was overdrawn by $904 million.
Nearly a year ago, I was honored to have been named the first chairman of the newly formed House Government Oversight Committee. As someone who has long espoused the need for greater oversight in state government, this appointment was particularly meaningful to me.
HARRISBURG – The York County House Republican delegation announced today that the York County School of Technology is the recipient of a $50,000 grant to improve career and technical education (CTE).
HARRISBURG – Reps. Seth Grove (R-York), Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and Jim Cox (R-Bucks/Lancaster) were joined by advocates to discuss a package of legislation to put small businesses on equal footing when it comes to taxes.
DOVER – Projects to covert two former golf courses in the 196th Legislative District to parks each received $250,000 in grants through the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced today.
DOVER – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) was recognized by his alma mater when York College named him one of 50 Spartans in recognition of York College of Pennsylvania’s 50th Anniversary and presented him with an award.
WHAT: The House Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), will hold its first-ever public hearing to receive testimony for its investigation into a lobbying disclosure law. The committee is reviewing the Department of State’s implementation of transparency provisions to determine if the goals laid out in the law are being met. Under the law, the department must publicly post on its website filings from lobbyists within seven days of receipt.
Firearm violence, and all violence, is a sad aspect of our society. Though tragic mass shootings splash on newscasts and newspapers, individual shootings rarely make the news as they once did, despite these kinds of shootings being more prevalent in our community. Any kind of firearm violence in which innocent individuals are needlessly slain is unacceptable. A single innocent person being killed should stir the same emotions as those invoked by a mass killing.