They Spent $160,000 of Your Money on What?

Feb. 05, 2020 / Press Release

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.

Governor Eyes More Spending in Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – During a joint session of the General Assembly, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his $36 billion budget, a $2.05 billion increase over the enacted current budget. In response, Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) and Mike Jones (R-York Township), as well as House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) issued the following statement:

Grove Issues Statement on Wasteful Spending by State Fiscal Watchdog Agency

Jan. 30, 2020 /

DOVER – A recent article by SpotLight PA revealed the Office of State Inspector General wasted $160,000 in taxpayer money on pistols, ammunition and other equipment for its investigators. However, the investigators are not legally allowed to carry firearms, so the $160,000 worth of guns and accessories are left to sit unused. In response to this grave misspending of taxpayer dollars, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, issued the following statement:

Spring Grove Soldier to be Honored with Road Dedication

Jan. 22, 2020 /

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.

Grants Will Help Local Schools Expand Computer Science Education

Jan. 17, 2020 /

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.

Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan Bills to Fight Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

Jan. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – To ensure taxpayer dollars are used to fund the priorities of Pennsylvanians and not being used fraudulently or misspent, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to unveil a comprehensive plan to guarantee funding is being used on the people who truly need assistance.

Lawmakers Join Attorney General to Announce Proposals to Prevent Fraud in State Medical Assistance Program

Jan. 09, 2020 /

WHAT: Because of the considerable amount of taxpayer money used to fund Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, or Medicaid, the third largest in the nation, and the vulnerable population the program it serves, it is important to ensure taxpayer money is used to assist those in need. With this in mind, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate will introduce a package of bills to reform how services are provided. This package will codify the recent grand jury recommendations along with enacting statutes which mirror federal law to allow the Commonwealth to combat fraud in the program and recoup state tax dollars. The package of bills and issues facing the program will be discussed at a press conference.

Successful First Year for House Government Oversight Committee

Jan. 02, 2020 /

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.

Representatives to Roll Out PA Financial Reform Plan

Dec. 16, 2019 /

WHAT: No dollar collected, held or spent by state government belongs to the government. As stewards of taxpayer money, a group of representatives will unveil their proposed reforms to strengthen the financial management of the Commonwealth.